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highborn

[hahy-bawrn] /ˈhaɪˌbɔrn/
adjective
1.
of high rank by birth.
Origin of highborn
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see high, born
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  • A Princess of India might inaugurate it, but others as fair and highborn were to come after her, recipients of the same worship.

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

    Captain Kyd (Vol 1 of 2) Jonathon Holt Ingraham
  • Next was the highborn blonde and coquettish Jeannette d'Honrath, who used to tease him by singing ironical love ditties.

  • He will be taken by her highborn family and educated, and he must forget all about his mamma.

  • The young Colonna was much struck by her beauty, and more by her gentle and highborn grace.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • It was not for very many years that Lafayette was to profit by his highborn mother's devoted care and foresight.

    Lafayette Martha Foote Crow
  • Cloelia, a highborn maiden sent among them, escaped at night and on horseback swam across the foaming Tiber to Rome.

    Ancient Rome Mary Agnes Hamilton
  • Studies finished, his heart firm in his lofty purpose, highborn schemes began their struggling claim for his attention.

  • Frau Goethe found the highborn sisters so simple-minded, so unaffected in their manners, that she was delighted with them.

    Women of the Teutonic Nations Hermann Schoenfeld
British Dictionary definitions for highborn

highborn

/ˈhaɪˌbɔːn/
adjective
1.
of noble or aristocratic birth
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Word Origin and History for highborn
adj.

also high-born, "of noble birth," c.1300, from high (adj.) + born.

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