gentle giant

noun

: a large but gentle person or animal

Examples of gentle giant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The gentle giants also use different combinations of gestures and vocalizations to get their points across that are described in a study published May 9 in the journal Communications Biology. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 9 May 2024 Clyde Breed: Mastiff mix Age: 7 years old Clyde is the true definition of gentle giant. Teryn Jones, Kansas City Star, 8 May 2024 Still, Sasquatch Sunset is meant to be experimental in structure and experiential by design, letting viewers walk a mile in these creatures’ XXL footsteps and seeing the beauty and horror of nature as these often gentle giants do. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 11 Apr. 2024 These gentle giants inhabit waters in the Pacific Ocean, while their numbers in the Atlantic Ocean gradually dwindled to the point of extirpation, or local extinction, centuries ago. Jack Knudson, Discover Magazine, 14 Mar. 2024 Snorkeling or diving with these gentle giants is a humbling experience, and a must for any marine lover. 06 Walk in Mayan footsteps. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 31 Jan. 2024 Spanning around 10 feet in length and weighing 1,000 pounds on average, manatees are the gentle giants of water. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2024 Get ready to discover the ultimate sleeping haven for your gentle giant. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 24 May 2023 But despite their large size and widespread population, these gentle giants remain largely a mystery to scientists. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Mar. 2024

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“Gentle giant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gentle%20giant. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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