from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of superior breed or stock: highbred cattle.

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  • adj. Alternative form of high-bred.


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  • Inside, the supermodel blew her highbred nose with rose petals.

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  • Rowan Berkeley are you writting about liberals, libertarians, both or some strange new highbred (there are quite a few of those around)?

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  • Inside the ramparts are the sativas, the cultivated plants, soft and vulnerable, too highbred and civilized for fighting.

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  • The Chinese were ecstatic with their new highbred economy.

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  • But if you remove his professorial spectacles and lose the highbred, New England accent, Bush the First was as manly as they come.

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  • And within the young face hung a white moustache neatly trimmed over a highbred nose, as handsome and as curved as a hawk2s bill.


  • On Duvall Street, a litter of guys push and nudge each other as they follow behind four girls aloof as highbred cats, trying to get their attention.

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  • Thackeray, indulging in sentimental reminiscences in days when “the literary contents of the book” had “passed sheer away” from his memory, declared that, in the days when the work appeared, we firmly believed the three heroes above named to be types of the most elegant, fashionable young fellows the town afforded, and thought their occupations and amusements were those of all highbred English gentlemen.

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  • It also promised to make an annual gift to the viceroy of a highbred horse worth a thousand écus, an arrangement that greatly gratified the prince.66

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  • The prince de Condé had extravagant tastes, and a very expensive hobby of collecting highbred horses.

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