For me, it bred the question of what nature and nurture can really do to someone.
In the original Marvel comic books, the Mandarin was born and bred in China, a descendant of Genghis Khan no less.
Secondly, what's with choosing Swift, a 24-year-old born in Pennsylvania and bred in Nashville, to represent NYC?
Instead of helping to promote growth and democracy in Afghanistan, America has only bred further enmity toward itself.
I guess the sexual revolution allowed us to feel comfortable leaving our houses looking like Seth Rogen once we've bred.
The chief source of income in Ireland came from the pasture lands on which cattle were bred.
It is the result of apprehension and misapprehension, and bred of race-fear.
Never were there bred men of such large and heroic mould as the men of to-day.
"So I've a right to do, being born and bred to the bar," says Sir Condy.
But can you use different animals for the same purpose, unless they are bred and fed in the same way?
Old English bredan "bring young to birth, carry," also "cherish, keep warm," from West Germanic *brodjan (cf. Old High German bruoten, German brüten "to brood, hatch"), from *brod- "fetus, hatchling," from PIE *bhreue- "burn, heat" (see brood (n.)). Original notion of the word was incubation, warming to hatch. Sense of "grow up, be reared" (in a clan, etc.) is late 14c. Related: Bred; breeding.
"race, lineage, stock" (originally of animals), 1550s, from breed (v.). Of persons, from 1590s. Meaning "kind, species" is from 1580s.
Noun A group of organisms having common ancestors and sharing certain traits that are not shared with other members of the same species. Breeds are usually produced by mating selected parents.