Usage examples for pedigree

  1. And if it apes the language of philosophy, it does so only as do those who purchase a ready- made pedigree in order to hide the obscurity of their origin. – A Grammar of Freethought by Chapman Cohen
  2. She had a dog named Ponto, an ugly ill- tempered little black dog of no pedigree whatever, who ruled as king in that house. – The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
  3. My horse was an extremely lanky and skinny animal which Mr. Haggard had procured for my use, and which alternately rejoiced in the names of " Pedigree" and " Starvation," the latter seeming more appropriate. – Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  4. But," resumed Hastings, with a withering sarcasm, " doubtless the Lady de Bonville more admires the happy lord who holds himself, by right of pedigree, superior to all things that make the statesman wise, the scholar learned, and the soldier famous. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  5. They quote our pedigree, our ancestors, our illustrious dead. – The Confessions of Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
  6. But the object is far more to prove the pedigree of the faith than the pedigree of Jesus. – The Making of the New Testament by Benjamin W. Bacon
  7. His pedigree is drawn in the seventh chapter of the Book of Snobs, and is imitated with great fidelity on more than one page of Burke's Peerage. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  8. My poor, dear husband has told me since that he was wrong and he would give all he has on earth to set me aright in that hateful old pedigree. – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  9. Crisp bank- notes in my safe are dearer to me than a long pedigree in an empty family chest. – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  10. There is another point also to be considered, and that is the pedigree of a volume. – The Book-Hunter at Home by P. B. M. Allan
  11. This vast collection has yielded evidence bearing on the question of the pedigree of the horse of the most striking character. – Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work by P. Chalmers Mitchell
  12. He had too profound a respect for his own pedigree to lay his sins at his great- grandfather's door. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  13. During the trip down, in his stateroom, instead of examining financial reports or reading the latest magazines, old Burton had studied, with the aid of his spectacles and of Ferris, his professional dog handler, the pedigree of a young pointer that lived in this town. – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux
  14. So old is it that it dates from the very formation of the language, but of so tainted a pedigree that in spite of some six hundred years of regular descent we can scarcely permit it to hold dictionary rank. – A Cursory History of Swearing by Julian Sharman
  15. For years past animals of pedigree have been almost forced upon Ireland. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  16. The stock were driven off as far as we dare follow them across the prairie, and we hoped they would remain unseen in a hollow; the working horses were made fast in the stable; and when a few head of pedigree cattle had been secured in the corral, we could only sit down and wait the siege. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  17. Vulgar people know nothing of the necessaries required in good society, and the credit they give is as short as their pedigree. – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  18. Heir to houses, and hunters, and horseponds in fee, Won't his skins sure soon buy him a pedigree? – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth