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  • My father has more stamina than I, for he is country-born.


  • As any country-born Ozzie will tell you, there aren't too many bridges in that part of the world.

    The Sunburnt Country

  • But their new country-born descendants don't realize this, and believe their low relative station in the society is because they are being held back instead of greatly advanced by the social conditions, relative to their human capital.

    Lee Kuan Yew's Immigration Contradiction, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • As any country-born Ozzie will tell you, there aren't too many bridges in that part of the world.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • From his casual remarks it was generally understood that he was country-born, a native of some place in Wessex; that he had come to London as a young man in a banking-house, and had risen to a post of responsibility; when, by the death of his father, who had been fortunate in his investments, the son succeeded to an income which led him to retire from a business life somewhat early.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • That would most certainly tend to prejudice country-born people against him.

    An American Tragedy

  • And upon Yudhishthira agreeing to this, the sons of Dhritarashtra, taking the Pandavas with them, mounted country-born elephants of great size and cars resembling towns, and left the metropolis.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose Adi Parva

  • His progress may be slow; but he will persevere, he will have faith in the power of labor and of time, and when in after years we shall look about for a man with some Diogenes 'lantern, there are a thousand chances to one that when we find him we shall find him country-born, not city-bred.

    Education and the Higher Life

  • He was country-born himself, and, being no mere dreamer of dreams, realised that it was as well that country people should not flinch at the less poetic side of their lives, but this callousness struck him as horrible in a young child like Phoebe.

    Secret Bread

  • The bath is a great luxury among the natives, and of all country-born people, who appear to be fully as fond of the water as ducks are, and never look so well pleased as when they are paddling about in it, for nearly all the women can swim.

    Recollections of Manilla and the Philippines During 1848, 1849 and 1850


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