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
In their tiny village, wealth is measured in land and sheep.
Of course, in those green and pleasant lands, where sheep have conquered every hilltop, farmers envision O’Donoghue’s tufted-eared felines as a lamb-slaughtering nightmare.
Hunting: License -- $33.50 (32); bear and cougar tag -- $16 each ($15.50); deer tag $27.50 ($26.50); elk tag -- $48 ($46); sheep and goat -- $138 each ($132.50); spring turkey tag -- $25.50 (24.50).
Sheep outnumber humans nearly 2:1 on the Faroe Islands and while no sheep were harmed in the making of Sheep View 360, casualties include a couple of 360 cameras.
Lead line competitions are unique in that animal, handler, and the wool products produced by sheep are all part of the scorecard.
Thousands of sheep, cattle and feral pigs were killed as part of the effort to eliminate invasive species on the network of eight islands.
The village even reaped profits from the royal-assisted raising of sheep and wool weaving, a rarity in tropical Thailand.
The accompanying seal shows a childlike design of sheep and stylized rosettes, mythic flowers that denote the fertility goddess Inanna.
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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
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