Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Educated in a school.

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Examples

  • She stared at the page, thinking about that school-bred injunction.

    In Celebration Of Lammas Night

  • Like Oliver Cromwell's hard-faced "Roundheads," they are the children of a great emergency, not much to look at, but full of a "get there" quality, which many school-bred soldiers lack entirely.

    Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900) Letters from the Front

  • Jimmy had the higher instinct of the born machinist, who is content to use a bit of string where a school-bred engineer will cram every manner of gear, chains, pulleys and windlasses.

    The Bill-Toppers

  • On the other hand, the tendencies of the school-bred child are to be simple, natural, and childlike.

    What the Mother of a Deaf Child Ought to Know

  • Till he appears, our culture must remain for most a little hollow, falsetto, and handicapped by school-bred diseases.

    Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene

  • The supreme interest of her history, the massive characters of the men that wrought it, would here have shown themselves in the working; men whose natures are a riddle to us, would have stood out, judged by their own testimony, clear as statues; and we should not have had so often to pin our faith on the biassed views of party, or the uncritical panegyrics of school-bred professors or courtly rhetoricians.

    The History of Roman Literature From the earliest period to the death of Marcus Aurelius

  • Still, my sister refuses to own the scientific merits of the natural system, and can point to school-bred and lectured young ladies who have no notion how to discover the name or nature of a live plant.

    Chantry House

  • "The squatter and his brood have left a strong scent on the earth," said the old man, watching as he spoke for some signal from his learned pioneer to follow; "I hope yonder school-bred man knows enough to remember the errand on which I have sent him."

    The Prairie

  • Half home-bred, and half school-bred, from want of proper preparation, one half of my education totally destroyed the other.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 05

  • That joined the school-bred Miss and Farmer's Son;

    Tales

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