from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pampered; fed luxuriously.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Generously or luxuriously fed; in high condition.


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  • We may conclude, that if they be young, fortunate, rich, high-fed, and idle withal, it is almost impossible that they should live honest, not rage, and precipitate themselves into these inconveniences of burning lust.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The poor Bella has, you know, a plump high-fed face, if I may be allowed the expression.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • The wheels rattled; the gravel grated on the ear; there was the same quick, sharp, knowing pull-up at the main door, and the same impatient stamp of high-fed steeds anxious to be off, and eager for the rest and feed of the stable.

    International Miscellany of Literature, Art and Science, Vol. 1, No. 3, Oct. 1, 1850

  • William Roberts, M.D., in "Dietetics and Dyspepsia," p. 16 says that "high feeding consists mainly in a liberal allowance of meat, and in the systematic use of alcoholic beverages, and that low-feeding consists in a diet which is mainly vegetarian and non-alcoholic," and he proceeds to say that the high-fed classes and races display, on the whole, a richer vitality and a greater brain-power than their low-fed brethren.

    The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition

  • In the recent war the frugal living Japanese soldier has proved himself the most enduring and bravest in history; whilst the Japanese officers are more resourceful and tactful than the wealthier, high-fed Russian officers, with their aristocratic lineage.

    The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition

  • Des Barres on horseback, an enemy; the bystanders, tattered, savage, high-fed men, enemies also; in front the most implacable enemy of all.

    The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay

  • A land -- let me not name it; -- where the wealthy, high-fed ministers of the nation slowly argue away the lives of better men than themselves, with vain words of colder and more cruel force than the whirling spears of untaught savages!

    A Romance of Two Worlds

  • He may be quite worthless, and even impertinent, but he cannot be a rowdy, -- that pleasing blossom on the nose of our fast, high-fed, thick-blooded civilization.

    Venetian Life

  • Whenever people of both sexes are thrown together, they will be silly; and where they are high-fed, uneducated, and barely occupied, it must be looked for as a matter of course.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • Their most formidable foes were not the thieves, but the gay Lotharios and high-fed swells of the time, returning from late dinners, and who made it a duty, nay, a crowning glory, to thrash the Watch!

    Picturesque Quebec : a sequel to Quebec past and present


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