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Belonging to a place by birth.


born in the country or area indicated


born in the place indicated.
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Adj.1.native-born - belonging to a place by birth; "a native-born Scot"; "a native Scot"
native - characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin; "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad"
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I should think," said Laurence, "that the people would have petitioned the king always to appoint a native-born New-Englander to govern them.
It so happened that a native-born son of the valley, many years before, had enlisted as a soldier, and, after a great deal of hard fighting, had now become an illustrious commander.
Perhaps she didn’t understand you, woman; you are none of the best linguister; and then Miss Lizzy has been exercising the king’s English under a great Lon’on lady, and, for that matter, can talk the language almost as well as myself, or any native-born British subject.
He and the two mates, are as I learn, the only native-born Americans in the ship.
They show absolutely nothing of the finer feeling which adds so much, for example, to the descriptions in Scott's somewhat similar romances, and they are separated by all the breadth of the world from the realm of delicate sensation and imagination to which Spenser and Keats and all the genuine poets are native-born.
Part 1 of 2] TABLE 1 Population Size, Number in Labour Force and Self-Employment Rate, for Native-Born and Foreign-Born Visible Minorities and White Canadians, Canada, 1991 Total Total Labour Second & Tertiary Population Force (L.
Yet beneath this bipartisan immigration adoration, argues Brimelow, lies an ugly truth: Compared to native-born Americans, immigrants are less skilled, use more welfare, pay less taxes, and exacerbate the gap between rich and poor.
No one wonders if perhaps America has a native-born problem.
While often claiming these matters are complicated, the media's prevailing message is simple and impressionistic: immigrant's take jobs and services away from native-born citizens.
Although these firms are concentrated in states with large immigrant populations, in most other respects they resemble high-impact, high-tech firms founded by native-born entrepreneurs.
5 million fewer native-born Americans working than in November 2007, and the number of natives not in the labor force (neither working nor looking for work) continues to increase.
The majority of migrants worldwide are part of the labor force of their adopted countries, but they are more likely than the native-born to be underemployed or unemployed.