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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 brushed around Von Rosen out in the kitchen, and mewed a little, delicate, highbred mew.

    The Butterfly House Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Mrs. highbred, hearing of her popularity, concluded to give a party and invite her.

    Allegories of Life Mrs. J. S. Adams
  • At sight of him, the impression produced upon me was of a refined, highbred, and chivalrous gentleman.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • While he was President, the writer was once sitting in the drawing-room of a highbred lady in Boston.

  • If he lets himself down to the comprehension of the illiterate, the highbred city folks may say: "He is beneath his calling."

  • Miss Emily in her high bed, her Bible and spectacles on the stand beside her, her starched pillows, her soft and highbred voice?

    The Confession Mary Roberts Rinehart

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