blue blood

[ bloo bluhd for 1; bloo bluhd for 2 ]SEE DEFINITION OF blue blood
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We felt that there must be many degrees of blue blood in his veins.

I am not the less your child because of the blue blood, for she cannot love you better than I do.

It appears that we have blue blood too, Sylvia, and we must behave more like aristocrats.

Blue blood is getting thin and poor, and only money can thicken it.

For all its blue blood, however, the family were what is known as land poor.

Nothing, however, in an Irishman’s estimation, can replace ‘blue blood.

You can't drain the blue blood out of a person even with a pump!

Oh, sometimes I think I must have blue blood in my veins, too.

It is a knowledge which the possession of the blue blood itself produces.

I've got blue blood to burn, but no yellow gold, as you know.

WORD ORIGIN

1834, translating Spanish sangre azul, claimed by certain families of Castile as uncontaminated by Moorish or Jewish admixture, probably from the notion of the visible veins of people of fair complexion.

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