• WordNet 3.6
    • adj city-bred being or having the customs or manners or dress of a city person
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In literature:

They are both city and country bred.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
It seemed to Hazel's city bred eyes as though the kingdoms of the whole world lay spread before her awed gaze.
"The Man of the Desert" by Grace Livingston Hill
You see I was born and bred in the country, and can't stand a city life.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
Blue Bonnet pointed to a spot some distance off the road, but Kitty's city-bred eyes could make out nothing.
"Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party" by C. E. Jacobs
In the barbarian society the part played by this civilized and city-bred element was even more considerable.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
Altogether it was a stirring glimpse of ranch life for my city-bred wife.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
City bred he certainly was not; but his manner, in spite of his awkwardness, had an indescribable air of refinement.
"Quite So" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The beauties of nature filled the soul of this city-bred youth with wonder and admiration.
"Conversion of a High Priest into a Christian Worker" by Meletios Golden
To an eastern-bred lad who had lived all his life in a city the scene was wonderfully novel.
"The Story of Wool" by Sara Ware Bassett
If everyone were city-bred, like Sunbeam, that wouldn't be a problem, but most aren't.
"A Matter of Honor" by Ann Wilson
So much for the city-bred boy's observation of birds.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photography [August, 1897]" by Various
As he went wonderingly to meet her, he saw that she was city-bred.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
John Jacobs was city bred, a merchant by instinct, a Jew in religion, and a strictly honest and exacting business man.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
The supper, of course, is the best part of the dance to hungry city-bred people.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Gradually upon their city-bred nostrils there stole the odor of conifers, accompanied by a myriad of other forest odors.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
Bred in the pure air of the prairie, no city could claim her for long.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
The city-bred, even if fewer in number, immediately established an ascendancy over the country yokels.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
The bird was a Belgian voyageur, bred at Woolwich, and "homed" to a house in Cannon Street, City.
"Railway Adventures and Anecdotes extending over more than fifty years" by Various
Luckily the horses they rode were city bred.
"Frances of the Ranges" by Amy Bell Marlowe
But if Robin fell he was up in a second and with the instincts of a city bred boy knew just what to do and how to do it.
"Dorothy at Oak Knowe" by Evelyn Raymond

In poetry:

This thought I bred within my bowels, I am.
I am in him, as he in me; And like a satyr ravishing a lamb
So either seems, or as the sea
Swallows the whale that swallows it, the ram
Beats its own head
Upon the city walls, that fall as it falls dead.
"The Garden of Janus" by Aleister Crowley

In news:

City-Bred Beauty Bar Franchise Tries To Not Sell Out.
Stores in city wouldn't be able to sell commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits.
Stores in city wouldn't be able to sell commercially bred dogs and cats.
Despite playing only a season in the pros Bacon still stands as a testament to a hometown athlete that was not only born and bred in the Derby City but became a star here to.
Citi's Country-Bred Banker Blows $31 Million-Whistle.
Citi's country-bred whistle-blower: Sherry Hunt started her career in the mortgage business as a 17-year-old mom processing home loans in Alaska.
But what about those of us born-and-bred city-dwellers who really want to forage our own food.
The Los Angeles City Council will consider a ban on the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores.
Re "Hooting at Owls" (Topics of The Times, Dec 14): There's indeed one owl, temporarily in the New York City region, that can scare away city-bred pigeons.
New Mexico-born, Austin-bred trio The Angel Babies is embarking on a five-city tour in support of the threesome's self-titled full-length debut.
With wide support from the animal community, Los Angeles on Wednesday became the latest city to adopt a ban on the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores.
That doggy's not for sale: Ban on commercially- bred critters heads to city council.
That doggy 's not for sale: Ban on commercially-bred critters heads to city council.
That's Ed Hamell to us locals, the Salt City-bred rock'n'roller who is a Syracuse New Times Syracuse Area Music Award (Sammy) Hall of Fame honoree as well as a recording artist with Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe label.
City-Bred Beauty Bar Franchise Tries To Not Sell Out.