birth (n.)
royal birth, noble ancestry
1H6 V.v.68[Suffolk to all, of Margaret] Her peerless feature, joined with her birth, / Approves her
KJ II.i.430[Hubert to King John and King Philip] If love ambitious sought a match of birth, / Whose veins bound richer blood than Lady Blanche?
MA II.i.150[Don John to Claudio, of Hero and Don Pedro] she is no equal for his birth
TN IV.iii.31[Olivia to Sebastian] What time we will our celebration keep / According to my birth
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