Examples of sheep in a Sentence
he came to see that the members of the cult were sheep who naively went along with whatever their leader dictated
Recent Examples of sheep from the Web
Goats live here along with sheep, rabbits, pigs, cows, horses, ponies, donkeys, chickens, ducks and turkeys.
The next shot showcases sheep being protected from a wolf pack by a professional animal tracker and sniper for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The bride’s father, who works in Nam Dinh, is the director of operations at Designer Textiles International, a company in New Zealand that makes clothing out of merino sheep wool.
Perhaps the monks were letting sheep live to adulthood in order to get more wool, which was the backbone of the medieval economy, Collins says, or perhaps herds were simply too small.
Those first clones, the brainchildren of Lao Chen, were the actual children of several of her graduate students, conceived by the technique used to create the first cloned sheep.
Another favorite on the menu is oscypek, an appetizer of sheep cheese that is served warm with cranberries, Agnes Bobak said.
His team is 14 years old and is still used on his sheep farm for plowing, mowing and logging.
The nature and magnitude of the problems were suggested by the Scottish scientist Ian Wilmut’s initial report, five years ago, on the cloning of Dolly the sheep.
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Origin and Etymology of sheep
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsangel, dove, innocent, lamb
Related Wordsbabe, colt, cub, fledgling, greenhorn, ingenue (or ingénue), naïf (or naif), newbie, tenderfoot, virgin; cherub, saint; mollycoddle, sissy, softy (or softie), weakling, wimp; dupe, pigeon, sap, sucker
Near Antonymsbully, roughneck, rowdy, tough; beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cretin, cur, heel, jerk, joker, louse, lout, slob; shark, skunk, snake, stinker; devil, knave, miscreant, no-good, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, scalawag (or scallywag), scamp, scoundrel, varlet, villain
SHEEP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sheep for English Language Learners
: an animal with a thick woolly coat that is often raised for meat or for its wool and skin
: a person who does what other people say to do
SHEEP Defined for Kids
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