Part of speech: adjective

Of noble extraction.

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Usage examples "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", George Meredith.
  2. Here Madame de Savenaye paused a moment and put down the letter from which she had been reading; for the first time since she had begun to speak she grew pale; knitting her black brows and with downcast eyes she went on: " Monsieur de Puisaye says he asks my pardon humbly on his knees for writing such tidings to me, bereaved as I am of all I hold dear, but 'it is meet, ' he says, 'that the civilised world should know the deeds these followers of liberty and enlightenment have wrought upon gallant men and highborn ladies, ' and I hold that he says well." - "The Light of Scarthey", Egerton Castle.
  3. The young Colonna was much struck by her beauty, and more by her gentle and highborn grace. - "Rienzi", Edward Bulwer Lytton.