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Definitions of Bred

  1. imp. & amp; p. p. of Breed.
  2. of Breed
  3. imp. & p. p. of Breed.
  4. Of to breed.
  5. An article of food made of flour or meal; provisions; subsistence.
  6. Imp. & pp. of BREED, v.
  7. Of breed, which see.
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Quotes of Bred

  1. I love watching a good horse do what he's bred to do- I guess that's what I like the most about it. And I love to see good athletes do what they're bred to do. – Wilford Brimley
  2. All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens. – Willa Cather
  3. As for my brothers, of whom I had three, I know not how they were bred – Margaret Cavendish
  4. First, they were bred when I was not capable to observe or before I was born; likewise the breeding of men is of a different manner from that of women. – Margaret Cavendish
  5. My other brother, the Lord Lucas, who was heir to my father's estate, and as it were the father to take care of us all, is not less valiant than they were, although his skill in the discipline of war was not so much, not being bred therein. – Margaret Cavendish
  6. I grew up training and showing Arabs all over the US. Three of my four were bred on my farm in Texas. Thanks everyone! Hope you'll watch tomorrow. It's going to be another great look back. – Catherine Crier
  7. Fame, like the river, is narrowest where it is bred and broadest afar off. – William Davenant
  8. There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism. – George Eliot
  9. The children are taught more of the meanest state in Europe than of the country they are born and bred in, despite the singularity of its characteristics, the interest of its history, the rapidity of its advance, and the stupendous promise of its future. – Henry Lawson
  10. It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear. – Douglas MacArthur
  11. All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature; the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost- the most legitimate- passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one. – Marquis de Sade
  12. But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies. – Sophocles
  13. I was bred as an outcast, part Negro and part Seminole, in my early years raised as an Indian. – Willie Stargell
  14. Illusion is an anodyne, bred by the gap between wish and reality. – Herman Wouk

Usage examples for Bred

  1. Adrian, very much amused, assured her that he was born and bred there. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. " You are ill- bred I said to her. – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  3. He was too highly bred to allow himself to be betrayed into any sign of embarrassment, and too clever to let the Englishman see that he was hesitating. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  4. Really, she had not been born and bred in Slumberleigh, nor had she lived there all her life. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  5. He was too well- bred to allow any visible signs of embarrassment to escape him. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  6. An ill bred youth once - it was well for him that Malcolm was not near- dared the evil word in his presence: a cloud swept across the old man's face, but he held his peace; and to the day of his death, which arrived in his ninety- first year, it never crossed his lips. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  7. I was much pleased with the marchioness, who had three daughters and two sons, all good- looking and well bred – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  8. The lady of the house was perfectly amiable and well- bred – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  9. Yes, sir, born and bred – The Monk of Hambleton by Armstrong Livingston
  10. " The Cliffords are as well- bred and respectable as we are;" and she went to her room. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  11. What a charming face, with its delicate, high- bred nose and lips! –  by
  12. He had done nothing worse than growl and show his teeth, but the town- bred dame had taken alarm, and half in terror, half in spite, had insisted on his instant execution, since he was too old to be valuable. – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  13. Well- bred people do not hold it. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  14. Victoria Van Allen is a well- bred lady if there ever was one. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  15. One doesn't expect to find any embarrassment in the manner of a well- bred woman. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  16. I am country bred but still I know the world's ways. – People of the Whirlpool by Mabel Osgood Wright
  17. She is bred to luxury, her friends are rich, and she doesn't know any other kind of life. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  18. " Mr. Keen, I- I am not ill- bred but I simply could not help following her. – The Tracer of Lost Persons by Robert W. Chambers
  19. The professional classes which had seemed quite normal in physical appearance- were they bred for mental rather than physical qualities? – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings

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