the herd


: common people : people as a group
He always sticks with the herd and does what the others do.
I refuse to follow the herd.

Examples of the herd in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the bison continue to take their leisurely walk across the path and back into the grass, another group of people can be seen deciding to get closer and cross mere feet in front of the herd. Mary Walrath-Holdridge, USA TODAY, 17 May 2024 The fence was erected to separate the herd from private cattle ranches that lease parkland south of Tomales Point. Adrian Rodriguez, The Mercury News, 14 May 2024 Then some of the boys split off to drive the cattle into mountain meadows for grazing, while the rest take shifts guarding the latest additions to the herd: three tiny white calves, snuggled in an enclosure built of thorny branches. Nurith Aizenman, NPR, 12 May 2024 Suddenly, the herd splits with half the caribou splintering off to the right of the truck and the other half veering left. Travis Hall, Field & Stream, 2 May 2024 Instead, the agency has opted to manage the herd under an existing environmental plan from 1978 that recommends reducing the herds’ population by an unknown amount, the Associated Press reported. Brooke Baitinger, Idaho Statesman, 1 May 2024 And Swift, ever-alert to the opprobrium of the herd, cannot help identifying with her. James Parker, The Atlantic, 25 Apr. 2024 Ego has no place in keeping the herd safe, ego is a predatory leadership behaviour. Dr. Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Biologists also considered how drilling would impact the herd’s ability to replenish its population. TIME, 8 Feb. 2024

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“The herd.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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