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1596, William Shakespeare, ''King John'', act 5 scene 2:
- I am too high-born to be propertied,
- To be a secondary at control.
1672, Thomas Watson, "The Righteous Man's Excellency" in ''A plea for the Godly'', Thomas Parkhurst, page 95:
- It is not for Kings to drink wine, nor for Princes strong drink. It becomes not them who are highborn to be intemperate.
1781, Samuel Johnson, "Waller" in ''Lives of the Poets'':
- His acquaintance with this high-born dame gave wit no opportunity of boasting its influence; she was not to be subdued by the powers of verse, but rejected his addresses, it is said, with disdain.
1857, William Makepeace Thackeray''The Virginians'', chapter 63:
- The young Irishman was not a little touched and elated by the highborn damsel's partiality for him.
2007 July 14, Lesley White, "https://web.archive.org/web/20090228095702/http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,22069418-2703,00.html Face of Tories' new deal—Gordon Brown is enjoying a honeymoon now," ''The Australian'':
- He is a career rather than a conviction politician, but too highborn to be written off as a mere scaler of the greasy pole. He is a scion of the class that, deep down, believes it was born to rule.
Born a member of an upper-level social class (although not necessarily retaining high social standing)
1996, Peter F. Ainsworth, "'The Letter Killeth': Law and Spirit in Marie De France's Lay of ''Le Fresne''," ''French Studies'', volume L, no. 1 (Jan.), page 5:
- The references to the lady's long-standing affection for her loyal, high-born servant girl provide a succinct intimation that the lady herself is not a wholly repellent character.
2007 March 9, "Travelling to his African home" ''Church Times'' (UK), iss. 7513:
- Mrs Monteith was able to tell her son about their high-born slave ancestor because he had left a memoir.
Of, pertaining to, or befitting people of high social standing.
1670, Richard Crashaw, "To the Queen's Majesty on Twelfth-day" in ''Steps to the temple; The delights of the Muses; and, ''Carmen'' Deo Nostro'', Herringman (London):
- In this illustrious throng, your lofty flood
- Swells high, fair confluence of all highborn Blood.
1820, Percy Bysshe Shelley, ''The Cenci'', act 2, scene 2.2:
- I should have then
- Been trained in no highborn necessities
- Which I could meet not by my daily toil.
1996, Jayne M. Blanchard, "Cherry Jubilee: New artistic director Joe Dowling sees the comedy in Chekhov and intends to bring a lighter 'Cherry Orchard' to the Guthrie Stage," ''St. Paul Pioneer Press'', 17 June, page 8B:
- Dowling says that most performances of Chekhov plays have been filtered through translations into a British highborn sensibility.
2002 May 28, Kevin B. Blackistone, "Baffert trained for the spotlight," ''The Dallas Morning News'':
- If anyone in the highborn sport known as thoroughbred horse racing has swagger these days, it is Baffert.
2007, "http://www.vetteweb.com/features/vemp_0705_1999_corvette_frc/index.html 1999 Corvette FRC - All The King's Horses," ''Vette Web'':
- The tires are highborn Pirelli P Zeroes in appropriately majestic sizes.
2007 July 18, "Oregon Coast Travel Tips: Complete Tour of Seaside," ''beachconnection.net'':
- Gearhart is worth taking a bit of time to ogle the highborn homes along the backroads near the beach.