from The Century Dictionary.
- Educated in a school.
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She stared at the page, thinking about that school-bred injunction.
In Celebration Of Lammas Night Lackey, Mercedes 1996
Like Oliver Cromwell's hard-faced "Roundheads," they are the children of a great emergency, not much to look at, but full of a "get there" quality, which many school-bred soldiers lack entirely.
Jimmy had the higher instinct of the born machinist, who is content to use a bit of string where a school-bred engineer will cram every manner of gear, chains, pulleys and windlasses.
The Bill-Toppers J. Andr�� Castaigne
On the other hand, the tendencies of the school-bred child are to be simple, natural, and childlike.
What the Mother of a Deaf Child Ought to Know John Dutton Wright 1909
Till he appears, our culture must remain for most a little hollow, falsetto, and handicapped by school-bred diseases.
Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene G. Stanley Hall 1885
The supreme interest of her history, the massive characters of the men that wrought it, would here have shown themselves in the working; men whose natures are a riddle to us, would have stood out, judged by their own testimony, clear as statues; and we should not have had so often to pin our faith on the biassed views of party, or the uncritical panegyrics of school-bred professors or courtly rhetoricians.
The History of Roman Literature From the earliest period to the death of Marcus Aurelius Charles Thomas Cruttwell 1879
Still, my sister refuses to own the scientific merits of the natural system, and can point to school-bred and lectured young ladies who have no notion how to discover the name or nature of a live plant.
Chantry House Charlotte Mary Yonge 1862
"The squatter and his brood have left a strong scent on the earth," said the old man, watching as he spoke for some signal from his learned pioneer to follow; "I hope yonder school-bred man knows enough to remember the errand on which I have sent him."
The Prairie James Fenimore Cooper 1820
Half home-bred, and half school-bred, from want of proper preparation, one half of my education totally destroyed the other.
Tales and Novels — Volume 05 Maria Edgeworth 1808
That joined the school-bred Miss and Farmer's Son;
Tales George Crabbe 1793