Examples of beast in a Sentence
dogs and other four-footed beasts
the birds and beasts of the forest
They were attacked by a savage beast.
He's a cruel, hateful beast!
Recent Examples of beast from the Web
In most cases, the powerful beasts drag themselves off the road after being hit — and sometimes travel long distances before dying.
The Mean One was said to have taken a roast beast in his night of pilfering.
Indeed, keeping your eye on the ball has become a task best suited for Argus Panoptes, the mythological beast whose hundred eyes would probably still lose track of a few tertiary developments in the Russia investigation.
Poachers would trap the beasts in snares, then beat them to death using sticks.
Ryan argued that his social politicking advanced him; Chrissy was an immunity beast; and Ben had his streak of idols.
The beast eventually wanders off free, regaining its natural state.
One man, touching a leg, declares the beast thick and strong like a tree trunk.
The league, after several years of languishing in mediocrity, is becoming a beast again.
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Origin and Etymology of beast
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbaddie (or baddy), villain, brute, caitiff, devil, evildoer, fiend, heavy, hound, knave, meanie (also meany), miscreant, monster, nazi, no-good, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, savage, scalawag (or scallywag), scamp, scapegrace, scoundrel, varlet, wretch
Related Wordsvillainess; blackguard; criminal, crook, culprit, felon, lawbreaker, malefactor, offender, perp, perpetrator, transgressor; sinner, trespasser, wrongdoer; cad, heel, serpent, snake, viper; bandit, bravo, desperado, outlaw; con, convict, jailbird; assassin, cutthroat, gangster, goon, gunman, hoodlum, hooligan, racketeer, ruffian, thug; rough, rowdy, tough; loser, lowlife, ne'er-do-well, stinker, trash
Near Antonymsangel, innocent, saint; hero
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- beasts of the forest
- beasts of burden
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