from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of high birth; of noble lineage; of a fine strain, as an Arabian horse.


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  • The latter rallied in an instant, and, being a stout, high-blooded

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

  • In the circle you were born into, maybe you were too high-blooded, indicating a forbidden match, so they put you out in the street.

    Genesis Force

  • Whether Dode shared in it was doubtful; she echoed the "Poor David" in just the voice with which high-blooded women pity a weak man.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 59, September, 1862

  • Our prisoner's was perhaps the most startling name which could have been pronounced among those high-blooded and headlong men.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 339, January, 1844

  • So while it hasn't passed the border, the Anthem Sprint's a high-blooded sport once you're in it.

    The Machineries of Joy

  • There he sat, with his tweed suit and his American accent, in the corner of a prosaic railway-carriage, and yet as I looked at his dark and expressive face I felt more than ever how true a descendant he was of that long line of high-blooded, fiery, and masterful men.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles

  • The beautiful, vain, high-blooded youth, so quick with life and glad of the sun, is to lie in earth, at the bidding of one less full of April.

    William Shakespeare

  • He's game enough on his own dunghill, but a high-blooded lass like you ought to be his master by this time.

    Hetty Wesley

  • Churchill, when high-blooded gallants came into the wilderness with their swords at their sides, wearing the favors of court ladies next their hearts.

    Flower of the North

  • Our accounts from Jackson were not all painted in black, for we learned that he had matched his four thousand "foot cavalry" against Shields 'ten thousand, and had fought so fierce and fast that the high-blooded

    How a one-legged rebel lives : reminiscences of the Civil War,


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