What does the word highborn mean?

Usage examples for highborn

  1. He assured her that the fancy sprang from scenes which she remembered, and that she could have no idea of the pride of a highborn Austrian girl, who was incapable of conceiving jealousy of a person below her class. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. The young Colonna was much struck by her beauty, and more by her gentle and highborn grace. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton