Definition of well born in English:

well born


  • From a noble or wealthy family.

    ‘if one were well born enough to ‘come out’ it was a disaster to finish the season unbetrothed’
    • ‘Whatever they did, they did it well, for they could rely on a good education and on the self-assurance common to well-born individuals.’
    • ‘Imagine, a well-born young gentleman like himself, actually carrying something heavy!’
    • ‘As for the non-royal Egyptians, even well-born scribes and functionaries are shown kneeling or sitting cross-legged, in the non-propped positions still used by the majority of peoples around the world.’
    • ‘There were more governesses than there were well-born children these days.’
    • ‘What does come through, not altogether attractively, is a steely determination in these well-born girls to stick with their own kind.’
    • ‘‘A well-born wife,’ Maximus pursued, ‘is gold in one's purse.’’
    • ‘Nothing is recorded about Aristotle's early education; but since he came from a rich and learned family, he no doubt received the sort of literary and gymnastic training which was normal for a well-born Greek.’
    • ‘It was also optimistic and in this way at least egalitarian, the moral sense and common sense being shared by all men and not merely the educated and well-born.’
    • ‘The daughter falls for a well-born local Italian boy; the mother wavers between support and resistance; a heartbreaking secret haunts the story.’
    • ‘A well-born girl was supposed to make a good marriage.’
    • ‘They are part of a group of rich, well-born folk having a bit of a holiday and dressing up as shepherds and shepherdesses.’
    • ‘I tilted my head back, sighing, wondering again how I had come to be like this, one of the many young well-born and well-dowered hostages in court.’
    • ‘Were he to observe today's scene, he might make the same pronouncement about well-born producers.’
    • ‘A high-caste, well-born, English-educated lawyer had voluntarily chosen to give up power and position and live the life of an Indian peasant.’
    august, distinguished, illustrious, eminent, esteemed, great, elevated, exalted, honoured, venerable, dignified, refined, respectable
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