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  • adj. aristocratic or patrician

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of aristocratic birth and refined upbringing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy


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  • The other students looked down their noses at them, especially the ones who came from so-called blue-blooded families, families who were able to trace their lineage back to the Pilgrims, families like Grandma Olivia’s, Daddy’s mother, who ruled over us like a dowager queen.

    Music in The Night

  • A blue-blooded lady born of a marriage between members of the Al-Rasheed and Shammar tribes - which makes her a relative of the current Saudi Arabian King Abdullah - she ruled the province of Ha'il from 1911 to 1914 as an administrator of her minor grandson's estate.

    Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi: Just a Century Ago, a Woman Ruled in the Gulf

  • He's gone out of his way not to mention his blue-blooded carousing, because he knows it would make the average citizen puke themselves into a coma, and one side-effect of this is that he seems shifty and suspicious.

    Birthday Boy

  • The two scrub cows that came with the place I sold to the butcher for thirty dollars each, paying two hundred and fifty for two blue-blooded Jersey heifers ... and coined money on the exchange, while Calkins and the rest went right on with their scrubs that couldn't give enough milk to pay for their board.


  • The wild-dog was maturer than Jerry, larger-bodied, and wiser in wickedness; but Jerry was blue-blooded, right-selected, and valiant.


  • One interesting revelation that Stone includes is that Morales 'blue-blooded predecessor barely spoke Spanish, which helps explain why Morales and politicians of his ilk have come to power.

    Dan Lybarger: DVD Review: South of the Border

  • One of the first venture capitalist-funded IT services firms in India, it had a blue-blooded cast of senior IT professionals from companies such as Wipro, Cambridge Technology Partners and Lucent.

    India's Mindtree Gets Itself Into A Muddle

  • But this one had striking elements: real life, the perfect location for an upset and a blue-blooded program now even more honored after a devastating last bow.

    They feel great now, but Tar Heels should let this title sink in a bit

  • You may not mourn the vanished world of the aristocracy especially if you're not blue-blooded but this work can surely make you feel like you should, if only for a while.

    Michael Giltz: DVD GIFT GUIDE: The Best DVDs of 2011 For That Last Minute Gift

  • Even the blue-blooded U.K. private bank Coutts, once a paragon of traditionally male City values, has launched a specialized service for its female clients called Coutts Woman.

    A Woman's Touch


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