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Examples

  • Trade dogs wear out faster than their town-bred cousins.

    Fire The Sky

  • I obeyed his directions with respect to my clothes, the rather that, in despite of the spirits which I had drunk, I felt my teeth begin to chatter, and received various hints from an aguish feeling, that a town-bred youth, like myself, could not at once rush into all the hardihood of country sports with impunity.

    Redgauntlet

  • 'Soldiers as a class (I take the town-bred, slum-bed majority, mind) are men who have discarded the civil standard of moral authority altogether.

    Requiem for Democracy

  • One of my companions had disappeared hours before, the remaining one was a town-bred youth.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • Mrs. Bute could not disguise from herself the fact that none of her party could so contribute to the pleasures of the town-bred lady.

    Vanity Fair

  • He was a slightly built and apparently town-bred man of twenty-eight or thirty; his manner of address was at once careless and conciliatory.

    Two on a Tower

  • So we get one glimpse of how peaceful town-bred people might die a century and a half ago.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • So take a warning for the nonce, my friend; town-bred

    Poems and Fragments

  • Urmand because he has known better than to take up with one of your town-bred girls, who never learn anything except how to flaunt about with as much finery on their backs as they can get their people to give them.

    The Golden Lion of Granpere

  • Not but that she had, at proper seasons, other customers to deal with, whom she stood less upon punctilio with than with these; for instance, it was not on one of them she could attempt to pass me for a maid; they were not only too knowing, too much town-bred to bite at such a bait, but they were such generous benefactors to her that it would be unpardonable to think of it.

    Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

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