from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The rearing and training received during childhood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The traits acquired during one's childhood training
- n. The raising or training of a child.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process of bringing up, nourishing, or maintaining; training; education.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. properties acquired during a person's formative years
- n. helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
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Not much of a cook, but I love reading your recipes as they sound so delicious and your upbringing is the makings for a good read. (hint, hint, a book in your future?)
The only disparate element in her upbringing is her novel-loving, chain-smoking, lesbian grandmother who lives with them.
Connavar, because of his upbringing is a troubled and not overly psychologically stable individual, but does have heroic qualities.
The one, by fortune of birth and upbringing, is strong and capable; the other, by fortune of birth and upbringing, is not so strong or capable.
Independent-minded Bess Crawford's upbringing is far different from that of the usual upper-middle-class British gentlewoman.
In "Love Song", he puts a Harry Chapinesque melody with lyrics describing a girl, who despite having a perfectly charmed upbringing is still a bitch.
The researchers found that upbringing is an important factor in the investment behavior of young people but that its effect is replaced over time by the accumulated life experiences of the individual.
Much of her support comes from people who are rural in upbringing and limited in sophistication.
"My children's upbringing is more important than money," Petty says.
Because of this gulf in upbringing, more than a few young American heiresses floundered in their new position (and ironically, many American women married to American men chose to live abroad because of the increased social position and freedom post-marriage).
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