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Belonging to a place by birth.
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born in the country or area indicated
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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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References in classic literature ?
He learned to wash himself with the Levitical scrupulosity of the native-born, who in his heart considers the Englishman rather dirty.
And every tale was told in the even, passionless voice of the native-born, mixed with quaint reflections, borrowed unconsciously from native foster-mothers, and turns of speech that showed they had been that instant translated from the vernacular.
"I should think," said Laurence, "that the people would have petitioned the king always to appoint a native-born New-Englander to govern them."
“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.
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.
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.
He and the two mates, are as I learn, the only native-born Americans in the ship.
Of these, around 26.7 million were native-born, while 3.5 million were born in a foreign country (of which 2.2 million were born outside the EU and 1.3 million were born in a different EU country).
"The older adult immigrants in our sample adjusted to life in the United States, and they're thriving more than their native-born counterparts," Carr said.
In Canada, it is well-established that immigrants have better physical and mental health than the native-born at the time of arrival.
Two-thirds of the Hispanic electorate is now native-born.
Familiarity with American presidential and congressional history was once part and parcel of a body of knowledge known as "civics," or, more pedagogically, as "citizenship education." Taught in schools and in voluntary associations such as settlement houses, as well as circulated through the medium of guidebooks, or "manuals for citizenship" like those published by the Daughters of the American Revolution in Czech, Italian, Swedish, and Yiddish, it prepared both native-born and foreign-born residents of this country to take their place in American society.