Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of humble birth.

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of low-born.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Born in a low condition or rank; -- opposed to highborn.

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

  • adj. of humble birth or origins

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Examples

  • Marcus saw a lowborn merchant pull a few hearty war-dog pups from a basket.

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  • What he perceives as the hypocrisy of the actor Robbie Coltrane, who attended a fancy school in Scotland before reinventing himself as "a lowborn grease-monkey," inspires a rare, and comical, rant.

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  • Livia is the highborn conniver who facilitates both intrigues, and later falls for Bianca's lowborn husband, Leantio.

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  • Now I'm a goody dwarf lowborn who wants to help everyone and that just suits me fine.

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  • First time through I played a male lowborn dwarven rogue who was basically 'chaotic good' if a bit ruthless at times (esp. toward rich people).

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  • Helena, a lowborn beauty, serves as a gentlewoman in the household of the Countess of Rousillion.

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  • Everyone was waiting for the ‘lowborn scum’ to disgrace the service.

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  • The subplots evolve around the fates of several individual soldiers of the Macht and a few other side characters: the young conscripts Gasca and Rictus of Isca, centurion Jason of Ferai, Vorus – the renegade general of the Assurian Empire, and Tyrin, the lowborn Kufr concubine of the upstart prince.

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  • I can also see why Erikson wanted to included lowborn characters, unlike Martin, but they do not behave like uneducated peasantry from middle ages, do they?

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  • Diocletian, the emperor who retired to this singular palace, was an extraordinary man, lowborn and local (from near Solano, just around the corner of the bay), who rose through the ranks of the Roman legions to be declared Emperor on a hilltop near Antioch.

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