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highbred

[hahy-bred] /ˈhaɪˌbrɛd/
adjective
1.
of superior breed.
2.
characteristic of superior breeding:
highbred manners.
Origin of highbred
1665-1675
First recorded in 1665-75; high + bred
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  • She was not like Alston, not like his sister, who had a highbred charm, something in the way of Alston's own.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • A friend of mine has a highbred Boston terrier named "Betty."

    Why Worry? George Lincoln Walton, M.D.
  • Mrs. highbred, hearing of her popularity, concluded to give a party and invite her.

    Allegories of Life Mrs. J. S. Adams
  • Lucilla showed her a fine photograph of his powerful, melancholy, highbred face, and she was quite overcome by it.

  • It struck Marion by its resolution, a sort of highbred bullying and a little hardness about it.

    Vanitas

    Vernon Lee
  • Her lip curled, baring teeth of the purest pearl, and a sneer quivered on the highbred nostrils.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • Some of that highbred company displaced and banished the next day, as repeated inspection made the taste more rigidly exclusive.

    What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • At sight of him, the impression produced upon me was of a refined, highbred, and chivalrous gentleman.

  • She no sooner came near the princess, than that lady's highbred nostrils suddenly expanded like a bloodhorse's.

  • Now, if you buy a highbred animal, and pay a fancy price, it goes under at the least little thing.

    Peggy Raymond's Vacation

    Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith

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