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Men like what the magazines call “a red-blooded, two-fisted, he-man.”

So this was the man whom Richard Gregory had designated as a red-blooded American.

Young men, red-blooded, far from home, inhabit these war cities.

One there lacks the freedom of expression which all red-blooded men love.

He is a hearty, red-blooded, Tory gentleman who lives in Worcestershire.

As for doing our own fighting, I think every red-blooded Canadian is in favour of that.

He was red-blooded, but at the same time his heart was clean.

They had not his wife's and Austin's cultivation, but they were honest, red-blooded people.

I mean the gross and licentious plutocrat of the red-blooded story.

A red-blooded woman like me to take to altruism, as some take to drugs!

WORD ORIGIN

"having red blood," 1802, from red (adj.1) + blood (n.). Figurative meaning "vigorous, spirited" is recorded from 1877.

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