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[sit-ee-bawrn] /ˈsɪt iˌbɔrn/
born in a city.
Origin of city-born
First recorded in 1590-1600; city + born Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They were city-born, taught by the city to let other people live their own lives.

    The Job Sinclair Lewis
  • Harry, by the way, was a city-born bushman, who had been everything for some years.

  • First she talked of the city, and found he was not city-born.

    Leerie Ruth Sawyer
  • But when the city-born children come to Mooseheart they come into their own.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • They originate closer to nature than city-born men and seem to spring from the very soil.

  • Boy is city-born and city-bred, and a day in the country is better than a thousand in street and park.

  • I feel that I could never hope to have that much longer in town,—city-born and city-bred though I am.

    A Hilltop on the Marne Mildred Aldrich

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