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  • adj. Alternative form of well-bred.


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  • Before he gained the White House, Bush seemed to have the tense, strained air of a polite, wellbred man trying, rather unsuccessfully, to disguise his ambition.

    Bush The Communicator

  • Soon enough, David's secret slips out, and out of the mouths of the wellbred bigots at St. Matthew's come pouring vile anti-Semitic epithets.

    The Games People Play

  • Semiramide, Son regina, son guerriera, and the whole room applauded, a stifled outburst of wellbred acclamation which proved that the Faubourg Saint – Germain had been roused to enthusiasm by her singing.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • The French think themselves the only wellbred men.

    In Praise of Folly

  • She discovered herself to be a wellbred woman, but she was not one of fortune's favorites.

    Narrative of Richard Lee Mason in the Pioneer West, 1819

  • She was recently from Germany, and understood but little English, yet she was evidently a wellbred lady.

    History of the Donner Party, a Tragedy of the Sierra

  • Manners 'distinction of manner, his wellbred, easy ways, his charmingly enunciative and gracious voice, together with his naive and simple nature, went far with people's hearts.

    Aladdin O'Brien

  • Their definite aim was to bring together the opposing parties in politics and religion by showing them how much of life and interests they possessed in common, and by gentle raillery and wellbred exhortation, to "rub off their corners".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • He faced about, and his Grace also, and both stared in wellbred surprise.

    Richard Carvel — Volume 04

  • Our hope is that the critics may before long feel that it is as banal to talk about banality as it is now felt by most wellbred people to be vulgar to talk about vulgarity.



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