blue-blooded

[ bloo bluhd for 1; bloo bluhd for 2 ]SEE DEFINITION OF blue-blooded
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The “blue-blooded” little girl looked with horror at the dress.

Mrs. Custis remarked that Washington certainly was a blue-blooded man.

So all the culture—if culture meant refinement of thoughts and actions—was not confined to the blue-blooded aristocrats!

The blue-blooded aristocrat had appeared at Yale, and he had chosen his circle of acquaintances with great care.

We're a nasty lot, we Ffrenches; a lot of blue-blooded snobs without any red blood in us.

Whenever Amadeus and his spouse went there for an airing, the blue-blooded of the opposition significantly trotted off.

Would Sir Walter have been less great had he sprung from common stock or would Robbie have been greater had he been blue-blooded?

A plain American has to go some to round up and get the right brand on some of these blue-blooded names of yours.

Outwardly calm—yes: that at least was due to the memory of his blue-blooded father.

Frank is in the stock-raising business at present, and carries a side line of blue-blooded dogs.

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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