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purebred

denoting a pure strain obtained through many generations of controlled breeding for desirable traits
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"It's job done for her, as she's wellbred and now very valuable, but you could see her winning again somewhere after that."
Rousayan is a very wellbred sort and he could make a winning debut for Weld in the colts maiden.
Jarvis resisted the temptation to run her off her old mark and while she is now running off 68, this wellbred four-year-old still looks the one to be on in the Cyprium Bar At Marriott Lingfield Fillies' Handicap.
I just hope it is a wellbred dog like myself that wins instead of a mutt like Fawks.
Albaraari (3.00) is a wellbred filly, who cost 200,000 guineas as a yearling.
He is very wellbred, is an excellent individual to look at and has Group form already in the book."
Something of the flavour of the period may be suggested by an exchange which took place one afternoon between the sparky junior librarian, already mentioned, and a wellbred elderly man who turned out to be a descendant of a nineteenth-century Mayoral family and a former member of the Montevideo Jockey Club:
In his introduction to the second edition of Martin Faber, Simms insisted that the story "occurs more frequently than the wellbred gentleman of city life is apt to imagine [...] His doings are atrocious;--that is to say, he is a winner of the love, and a violater of his faith with woman--he is a liar and a murderer" (Stories and Tales 20).
Ezra Pound translated this as "the wellbred man" (1949, passim).
Although skeptical of some of Sidgwick's ideas (Sidgwick said that Sorley listening to his lectures was like a wellbred atheist listening to a sermon), Sorley spoke of his powerful intellectual and moral influence upon students and was later instrumental in having Ward appointed Gifford Lecturer at Aberdeen.
A man described as 'gentil' in Chaucer's time was gentle either of 'birth or character', which was further glossed as 'noble', 'excellent', 'worthy', 'wellbred', 'charming', 'mild', or 'tender'.
Chamcha leaves the 'vulgarity" of Bombay for the "poise and moderation' of England, where he eats kippers, marries the blond and wellbred Pamela, co-hosts a popwar children's TV program called The Aliens Show and turns himself into the Man of a Thousand Voice-Overs: "If you wanted to know how your ketchup bottle should talk in its television commercial, if you were unsure as to the ideal voice for your packet of garlic-flavoured crisps, he was your very man.