American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of unmixed ancestry; purebred.
- adj. Related by way of having the same parents.
- adj. Not pale or anemic; florid or ruddy.
- adj. Vigorous and vital.
- adj. Complete in all respects.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a full supply of blood: as, a full-blooded person.
- Of pure blood, or extraction; thoroughbred: as, a full-blooded horse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a full supply of blood.
- adj. Of pure blood; thoroughbred.
- adj. endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health
- adj. of unmixed ancestry
“A pamphlet produced by the church, in fact, takes pains to describe how it has been diverse from the beginning, “Although Mount Olivet was strongly influenced throughout its history by Swedish immigrants, two of the first four families who were leaders in starting the congregations were full-blooded Norwegians.””
“The Jews, like the Negroes, whom this mania often drives to crimes against womanhood, are equally abnormally full-blooded. . .”
“Relatives on my mother's side came to this general area in the late 1600s, and on my father's side, my great grandmother was a full-blooded Cherokee.”
“It is also the final race before the awkwardly-named but ultimately successful, project that the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup represented, grows up into next year's full-blooded, FIA-approved competition.”
“Perhaps to aid the casting of a movie adaptation, Lucy looks exactly like a full-blooded human being except that, up close, she has downy dark hairs on her limbs.”
“Parker herself pushed the not - "full-blooded" - American envelope in 2008 when Barack Obama was running for president.”
“He would just be more comfortable with 'someone who is a full-blooded American as president.”
“Your ex-girlfriend may have decided she's a full-blooded heterosexual by now, or she may be about to enter a nunnery – although I admit the latter is unlikely.”
“William Redbird is a full-blooded Arapaho who goes by the name of “Billy.””
“Capello will surely be present for that meeting of third and fourth, and will no doubt fret his way through a full-blooded occasion.”
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