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
Two Virginia brothers, Edward J. and J. Brooke Hamilton, were on their way to Texas in 1883 to raise sheep.
Two-year-old Teegan Benson, who was supposed to be playing a sheep, really just wanted to hold baby Jesus.
In 2006, firefighters in the Malaysian village of Jabor were called in to remove a bloated python that had eaten a pregnant sheep.
On Wednesday, Prince William and Kate Middleton dropped by the BBC's Bridge House, where Prince George's dad revealed that the tiny royal apparently played a sheep in his school's nativity play.
But 5,000 copies of a book will require a quarter of a million sheep.
Those two animals - a baby sheep and a hawk - are among thousands of animals needing help after Harvey, which has left a death toll in the double digits.
At a Macready performance in Cincinnati, patrons in the gallery went so far as to throw half a dead sheep onstage.
In their tiny village, wealth is measured in land and 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
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