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
Error loading player: No playable sources found Loading 00:00 / 07:11 2016 Defensive Highlights 48 Play As if Bynum weren’t enough, the Wildcats boast another beast on the defensive line.
Although the TV series has jumped ahead of the books, the back-from-the-dead beasts are mentioned in A Song of Ice and Fire, Vanity Fair points out.
I was given two bonnets — a petite version for indoors and a wide-brimmed beast that inhibited peripheral vision in the same way blinders do on a horse.
Called Quetzalcoatlus northrapi by paleontologists, this huge flying beast had a wingspan of about 50 feet—14 feet wider than four-seat Cessna 172.
Mobile payments are popular in China, though Alibaba Group's Alipay and Tencent's WeChat Pay are the big, local beasts there.
Bronn very sensibly draws the line at fire-breathing winged beasts and basically peaces out on his boy.
Outside, on his back lawn, overlooking a lovely estuary, MacWilliams had placed silhouettes of wild beasts to deter Canada geese from landing.
With so much to look at, from Rube Goldberg-like contraptions to a beast spewing fire and lots of gears and pendulums, the technical wizardry eventually became sensory overload.
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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
BEAST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of beast for English Language Learners
: an animal; especially : a wild animal that is large, dangerous, or unusual
: an unkind or cruel person
: a person or thing of a particular kind
BEAST Defined for Kids
Definition of beast for Students
- beasts of the forest
- beasts of burden
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