Definition of 'well-bred'
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She is a well-bred young lady and has mixed with a fast set. The Sun (2011)This well-bred colt will be suited by the longer distance. The Sun (2015)The form could have worked out better but this well-bred colt has huge potential. The Sun (2016)The less testing ground should suit this well-bred filly and she looks to be well weighted. The Sun (2013)This well-bred filly improved for the step up to this distance when successful at this track last week. The Sun (2010)We do not often look upon fine young men, well-bred and agreeable. Emma (1815)First up is a drawing lesson, an important accomplishment for well-bred young ladies. The Sun (2011)That is always a good race and this well-bred colt could progress into a top-class performer. The Sun (2015)This well-bred filly was most impressive at Lingfield last month. The Sun (2014)This well-bred colt hasn't been seen this season but his form from last year is very good. The Sun (2015)This represents a tougher test, but this well-bred filly is lightly raced and she can prove up to the task. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Her father refused to let her go: the stage was not in those days regarded as a suitable place for well-bred young ladies. SIGNOR MARCONI'S MAGIC BOX: The invention that sparked the radio revolution (2003)She employed as her shock troops a bevy of well-bred young ladies whom she recruited as secretaries to the policy experts, known as desk officers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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