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  • s  belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
    the blue-blooded aristocracy

  • That Abe managed to schedule the meetings at all was an impressive achievement, requiring the blue-blooded conservative to dodge toward the ideological center.
  • Cochrane died in 1928, and in 1930 Vivian married another rich, blue-blooded Boston bachelor.
  • This wasn't a case of, say, a blue-blooded Barbaro coming to a poignant end at the apex of his career.

  • David Cameron in Independent
    For example, Cameron said in an interview: "The papers keep writing that [my wife, Samantha] comes from a very blue-blooded background", but "she is actually very unconventional. She went to a day school."
  • Jon Bon Jovi in The Delaware County Times
    There's eight digits in this, absolutely,Bon Jovi said. "And that'sa lot of tours. I don't want to hear about tax write-offs. This is my hard-earned dollars. I'm not a blue-blooded, silver spoon-fed kid. Every nickel I made, I made myself....
  • Christopher Meyer in Independent
    But Sir Christopher said: "To put it mildly, I had some good contacts in Washington, and went to all those, and nobody suggested that it was something wrong. If anything, they said it was a bit old-fashioned, blue-blooded, conservative, and needed...

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