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[hahy-bred] /ˈhaɪˌbrɛd/
of superior breed.
characteristic of superior breeding:
highbred manners.
Origin of highbred
First recorded in 1665-75; high + bred Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He has a number of beautiful and high-bred cats at Bendigo Lodge.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
  • She was not unlike a high-bred donkey endowed with the power of laughter.

  • He almost felt bitter when he saw Daniel's high-bred and delicate figure.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • What a triumph it would have been to have made the high-bred Mr. Walpole feel in this wise.

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • High-breeding was admirable in days when the world itself was high-bred.

  • What a charming face, with its delicate, high-bred nose and lips!

    Blue-Bird Weather

    Robert W. Chambers
  • The high-bred and beautiful Madelaine had been the delight and pride of Ville Marie.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • A diver, like a too high-bred lady, cannot well dress himself.

    Under the Waves R M Ballantyne
  • But Patteson, with all his reforming zeal, was also a high-bred gentleman.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Sergeant Burton looked at the beautiful, pallid, high-bred face.

    The Shadow of a Sin Bertha M. Clay

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