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
The First Order uses a new, enormous lumbering beast of a walking machine to attack the Resistance.
Behrendt had nine kills and was a beast at the service line with 10 aces.
The way the boots plunge into water without leaking would impress Captain Nemo, snow is similarly no match for these beasts, and overhead Instagram shots of them are as a reliable indicator of fall as Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
Feral cats are a different beast from pet cats, Bradshaw says.
The problem is that the Vision Fund is a strange beast.
The beast of a database is expected to enfold all Indian residents by the end of the year, and the reach of its tentacles expands ever further to more programs, schemes and applications.
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.
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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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