Definition of metier:
mass medium, forte, intensity, durability, sensitive, culture medium, military capability, specialness, long suit, military posture, specialization, speciality, persuasiveness, military strength, specialisation, force, peculiarity, posture, strong suit, medium, distinctiveness, lastingness, effectiveness, potency, spiritualist, strength, fortissimo, enduringness, strong point, specialty, intensity level, specialism, forcefulness.
Now the way society is enjoyed is to have a pursuit, a metier of some kind, and then to go into the world, either to make the individual object a social pleasure, or to obtain a reprieve from some toilsome avocation.- "Ernest Maltravers, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
Eventually, to Madame Dorval's and Balzac's disappointment, Madame Lacressoniere, who had much influence with Hostein, was entrusted with the heroine's part; and the tragedy was produced at the Theatre- Historique on May 25th, 1848. In spite of the disturbed state of the political atmosphere, which was ruinous to the theatres, the play met with considerable success; and the critics began to realise that when once Balzac had mastered the metier of the theatre, he might become a great dramatist.- "Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings", Mary F. Sandars.
- "Herbert Spencer", J. Arthur Thomson.