breeding

Part of speech: noun

The production of offspring.

Part of speech: noun

Nurture; training; manners.

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Usage examples "breeding":

  1. The balance between wealth, intelligence, and breeding has not yet been established- not from lack of wealth or intelligence. - "The Fighting Chance", Robert W. Chambers.
  2. That Jeanne hath set her heart on it, and thinketh it will come about; but not so I. He seems of a rare fine- breeding and honorable speech, said Benoit. - "Between Whiles", Helen Hunt Jackson.
  3. But when found, I confess that nothing to me gives so sure an evidence of true blood and good- breeding. - "An Old Man's Love", Anthony Trollope.