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[loh-bawrn] /ˈloʊˈbɔrn/
of humble birth.
Origin of lowborn
First recorded in 1175-1225, lowborn is from the Middle English word lohiboren. See low1, born Unabridged
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  • He would not permit himself to love the lowborn or the poor.

    Ernest Maltravers, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Should he be more cowardly, baser, weaker than the lowborn and wretched?

  • "I am a lowborn, miserable villain," declared the Chief Steward, humbly.

    The Emerald City of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • The villain is a villain because he is the son of a lowborn and base stonemason.

  • It is only for the lowborn virgin to be taught it by some highborn youth.

    Captain Kyd (Vol 1 of 2) Jonathon Holt Ingraham
  • She believed that she would be a bad mother to the offspring of the lowborn lover whom she hated more than ever.

    The Mesmerist's Victim Alexandre Dumas
  • Such was the case of the young and lowborn lover of Consuelo in George Sand's romance.

    Tales From Bohemia Robert Neilson Stephens
  • People may smile at my feeling so sad and concerned about a servant, a common, lowborn page-boy.

    J. Cole Emma Gellibrand
  • The grace of her attitude, and the easy decision of her whole manner, assured him that she was not lowborn.

    Captain Kyd (Vol 1 of 2) Jonathon Holt Ingraham
  • The churl should not have the same wergeld as the thane because he is lowborn.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
British Dictionary definitions for lowborn


adjective (rare)
of ignoble or common parentage; not royal or noble
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