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
Thus, American families and businesses will already be overtaxed relative to the post-war tax-policy consensus even before having to further feed the insatiable entitlement beast.
With the Republican congressional leadership so far hiding behind the curtains, there’s nothing to restrain the beast and, sooner or later, the president* is going to find his phone.
Barrett has been a beast to defend for Penn State the last three years, having accounted for eight touchdowns – four passes, four rushes.
The swaggering beasts of the investment-banking industry have also been tamed.
Rather 18th and 19th century whalers scoured the oceans for the massive beasts, who were valued for their meat and blubber, and noted each kill in ship logbooks.
Bun integrity already comes at a premium with this beast, and sauce would only cause a (bigger) mess.
But the third trimester is its own special beast, a land filled with back pain, uncomfortable sleep, and the dreadful feeling that pregnancy just might never end.
Since that first delicious mistake, the brewery has made Puff Puff Shiv three times (the last was in 2016), but it’s Maeso’s least favorite beer to make because the cleanup is a beast, so a fourth batch isn’t likely.
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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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