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Definition of Breeding


  1. of Breed
  2. The act or process of generating or bearing.
  3. The raising or improving of any kind of domestic animals; as, farmers should pay attention to breeding.
  4. Nurture; education; formation of manners.
  5. Deportment or behavior in the external offices and decorums of social life; manners; knowledge of, or training in, the ceremonies, or polite observances of society.
  6. Descent; pedigree; extraction.

Breeding Quotations

Political leaders still think things can be done through force, but that cannot solve terrorism. Backwardness is the breeding ground of terror, and that is what we have to fight.
Mikhail Gorbachev

An offended heart is the breeding ground of deception.
John Bevere

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Cyril Connolly

If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

There was once a caustic comment from someone suggesting I was breeding a new race. Fans from different countries have married, amazing things like that. I've been to some of the weddings. I went to one here the other day, a pagan ceremony.
Terry Pratchett
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Breeding Translations

breeding in Swedish is avel
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