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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
1665-75; high + bred
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  • Upon her haughty, high-bred face there was no sign of the emotions which ran riot within her fair bosom.

    The Mad King Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • She was not unlike a high-bred donkey endowed with the power of laughter.

  • “I do not think we women have the right to discuss war,” she confided to Joan in her gentle, high-bred voice.

    All Roads Lead to Calvary Jerome K. Jerome
  • He almost felt bitter when he saw Daniel's high-bred and delicate figure.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • It was altogether too heavy work for high-bred hackneys, of course.

    Horses Nine Sewell Ford
  • High-breeding was admirable in days when the world itself was high-bred.

  • Despite the bad fortune of her life, though, she has still a slender, graceful form and a high-bred air.

    White Dandy; or, Master and I Velma Caldwell Melville
  • What a charming face, with its delicate, high-bred nose and lips!

    Blue-Bird Weather Robert W. Chambers
  • Mr. Winthrop Adams was one of the high-bred, delicate-looking men that would have graced a court.

    A Little Girl in Old Boston Amanda Millie Douglas
  • A diver, like a too high-bred lady, cannot well dress himself.

    Under the Waves R M Ballantyne

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