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uhpbri nging

  • n  properties acquired during a person's formative years
  • n  helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

  • Given his upbringing in the ethnically diverse housing projects southwest of Paris, no one can speak out against intolerance better than Thierry.
  • I think it was just in my upbringing, observing the way that my parents live .
  • Gagarin's humble upbringing and outgoing personality helped win him friends tooand fans.
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  • L.A. QB commits to Indiana for 2014
    Alexander Diamont’s upbringing couldn’t have possibly been much more Hollywood. His father Don spent 22 years as an actor on the soap opera, “The Young and the Re ...
    June 13, 2013 - Bedford Times-Mail
  • The Essence of Portugal in a Crisped Sardine
    George Mendes, the chef at Aldea, takes a trip to Newark — and a trip back to the guiding flavors of his Portuguese-American upbringing.
    June 13, 2013 - New York Times
  • Stults has Dad to thank for turning to baseball
    Eric Stults' athletic upbringing sounds like something straight out of the movie "Hoosiers." The Padres pitcher grew up in Indiana on a farm, which had a barn that not only housed farm equipment but also a basketball hoop.
    June 13, 2013 - San Diego Padres

  • Brett Ratner in Guardian Unlimited
    Hef came from a puritanical upbringing and reinvented himself to be the godfather of the sexual revolution,Ratner told the show business magazine Variety. "He also used his magazine to advocate civil rights and free speech, and put James...
  • Mariah Carey in USA Today
    It's part of the whole purpose of getting married,Carey says. "I'd just want our children to have the best childhood and upbringing they possibly could."
  • Steven Gerrard in The Press Association
    Gerrard added: "I know Wayne. I know about his upbringing and his background. We have a good understanding on the pitch because we are quite close off it. If Wayne channels his frustrations in the right way he can be one of the players of this...

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