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Born into a reigning family or privileged class:‘the hero, Simba, is born to the purple’
- ‘He was one of twin sons born to Marcus Aurelius and Annia Galeria Faustina in August 161, the first emperor ‘born in the purple’.’
- ‘Somehow, I find that frank ‘I was born to the purple’ sort of elitism easier to stomach than their attitude.’
- ‘Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna Romanov was the only child ‘born to the purple’, and she was a welcome change from the horror of the previous 18 months.’
- ‘It is worth noting that he was clearly not born to the purple.’
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