Examples of shrew in a Sentence
Rip Van Winkle went off into the mountains to escape his wife, a shrew who made his life miserable.
Recent Examples of shrew from the Web
Shakespeare's preface framing the shrew-taming comedy as a play within a play is reconceived by Freed.
No one likes to get dumped, but Sarah is no shrew, and certainly not a villain.
The surrounding players are exaggerated, one-note caricatures; Barrie’s wife is a superficial shrew, her lover is a fop, the grandmother is stern and matronly, the promoter has a perpetual glint in his eye and the actors are campy.
As new vegetation takes root, deer mice, voles, shrews, and chipmunks move in for the harvest.
Those interred separately, however, had religious significance, and no creature was considered too small: The show, running through Jan. 21, includes mummified scarab beetles, associated with creation mythology, and even tiny shrews.
In Kenya, the parasite turned up in a shrew, suggesting rodents may also act as hosts in Florida.
Now, a new study heaps a little more shrew weirdness.
Overall, the shrews in the study reduced their body mass by about 18 percent from July to February.
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SHREW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shrew for English Language Learners
: a small animal that looks like a mouse with a long, pointed nose
: an unpleasant, bad-tempered woman
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