Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Perhaps it isn't so well bred, but his motions are so quick and perfect it seems so.

He seemed puzzled and troubled, but he was too well bred to ask why I was not sure.

Everybody seems to be well bred, sincere, friendly and agreeable.

The crowd was too high and fine; many of the people were altogether too well bred.

I am no hypocrite: I like well bred, well dressed people; I like what they do and say and think.

Mrs. Stevens, like her son, was too well bred to pry into the secrets of her guests.

And I trow Madge hath been too well bred up to draw evil from the book.

That Spartan boy with the fox was a well bred 'un, you can take my word for it.

Nice house, plenty of money, I should say, and of course she herself is well bred.

Aminta petitioned on his behalf indifferently: 'He 's well bred.'