Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A country that rears or receives and protects one born in another country. The speaker in the following quotation is an Italian brought up in Sweden:

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Examples

  • It intensified him in his dear-bought Americanism to the point of wishing to commit lese majesty in the teeth of some local dignitaries who had snubbed him, and who seemed to enjoy putting our eagle to shame in his person; there was something like the bird of his step-country in

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  • Americanism to the point of wishing to commit lese majesty in the teeth of some local dignitaries who had snubbed him, and who seemed to enjoy putting our eagle to shame in his person; there was something like the bird of his step-country in Stoller's pale eyes and huge beak.

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