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city-bred

[sit-ee-bred] /ˈsɪt iˌbrɛd/
adjective
1.
reared in a city.
Origin of city-bred
1880-1885
1880-85; city + bred
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  • The meeting was relieved of embarrassment by the spontaneous interrogation of the city-bred business woman.

    The Gay Gnani of Gingalee Florence Huntley
  • “It looks like a county fair exhibit, Dunne,” said a city-bred chap.

    David Dunne Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • What a new delight it was to one young and city-bred, to mingle in the freedom of camp life such as we enjoyed near that spot.

    The Pioneer Trail Alfred Lambourne
  • There were two thousand people in the building, soft-bodied and city-bred.

    The Runaway Skyscraper Murray Leinster
  • They were city-bred, and unaccustomed to face the unusual or the alarming.

    The Runaway Skyscraper Murray Leinster
  • city-bred people may not know that this can be done by most outdoor men.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
  • It is the shallow conceit of city-bred people always and the greatest mistake they make.

    Rockhaven Charles Munn
  • I am a city-bred priest, I have not seen the east counties, and I've a mind to go there.

  • Felix was a city-bred boy who had ambitions to take up his father's profession later in life, and shine as a surgeon.

    Rocky Mountain Boys St. George Rathborne
  • Such a life would be rather wearisome to most city-bred ladies.

    The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray

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