It was to be the chef d'oeuvre of his architectural skill, and to be made as complete and perfect as possible.
Freytag has described this phenomenon at its beginnings in a romance which is a chef d'oeuvre.
Barney's chef d'oeuvre wins a smile from the genial son of Missouri.
He had just finished what the old carpenter considered his chef d'oeuvre, and a curious affair this same masterpiece was.
He has kept this performance for his finish, for it is his chef d'oeuvre and he wants to "sink in full glory resplendent."
Bertie was executing his chef d'oeuvre in the delineation of Mrs. Proudie's nose and mouth.
To Field's mind, it only suggested the grotesque, and his reproduction was a chef d'oeuvre, as he was wont to say.
Whilst I was drawing this chef d'oeuvre (and, by the way, it took an hour to do it) Ballantyne came in.
In the year 1600, having written his chef d'oeuvre, the poet retired to Stratford for a brief period of rest.
I was indeed fortunate in happening on a chef d'oeuvre for my first contact with great music.