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pedigree
used in The Remains of the Day

2 uses
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Definition
the line of ancestors of an animal

or more rarely:

the line of ancestors for a person; or general background of a person such as experience and education; or any background such as that of an idea
  • In fact, she seemed to think I was exaggerating the pedigree of this place.
    2a — Day 2 - Afternoon (81% in)
  • I am sorry to say this, but there would appear to have been a number of houses in recent times, some of the highest pedigree, which have tended to take a competitive attitude towards each other and have not been above showing off to guests a butler's mastery of such trivial accomplishments.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (57% in)

There are no more uses of "pedigree" in The Remains of the Day.

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