She remembered her own bringing-up, and swore within herself to make Celeste a virtuous woman.
Kind of top-lofty and condescending, but that's the fault of her bringing-up.
bringing-up, family and social traditions, have nothing to do with it.
I think my bringing-up, not to be wicked, was as bad as could be.
But, your bringing-up was different from mine; mine was a real thing, by George!
They were of one mind as regarded the bringing-up of children.
The young fellow was among a bevy of dressmakers; an uncommon position for a man of his bringing-up.
She tried to excuse Basil, to find some flaw in his bringing-up.
Our troubles were, of course, largely due to our bringing-up.
She had not had any bringing-up, poor soul, except what she had given herself.
Old English bringan "to bring, bring forth, produce, present, offer" (past tense brohte, past participle broht), from Proto-Germanic *brenganan (cf. Old Frisian brenga, Middle Dutch brenghen, Old High German bringan, Gothic briggan); no exact cognates outside Germanic, but it appears to be from PIE root *bhrengk-, compound based on root *bher- (1) "to carry" (cf. Latin ferre; see infer).
The tendency to conjugate this as a strong verb on the model of sing, drink, etc., is ancient: Old English also had a rare strong past participle form, brungen, corresponding to modern colloquial brung. To bring down the house figuratively (1754) is to elicit applause so thunderous it collapses the roof.