[ UK /ʃˈiːp/ ]
[ US /ˈʃip/ ]
  1. woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
  2. a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon
  3. a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision
    his students followed him like sheep
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How To Use sheep In A Sentence

  • A Scottish moor long bore the reputation for being haunted by a phantom flock of sheep, which were always heard "baaing" plaintively before a big storm. Animal Ghosts Or, Animal Hauntings and the Hereafter
  • If you are lucky enough to have a grassy paddock, it's worth the effort to get a couple of horses or a flock of sheep standing in just the right place.
  • Cattle seem to absorb less radioactivity than sheep, except for the milk, which is to be avoided at all costs because of the iodine.
  • Country pursuits on offer include sheep-racing, woodcarving with chainsaws, small-bore rifle-shooting, wool-spinning, bee demonstrations, candle-making and ferret-racing.
  • Tents and rugs are made from sheep's wool or goats' hair.
  • I do not of course mean, Heaven forbid! that people should try to converse seriously; that results in the worst kind of dreariness, in feeling, as Stevenson said, that one has the brain of a sheep and the eyes of a boiled codfish. From a College Window
  • Many had difficulty negotiating the cross-drive obstacle, where often it was not until they were almost upon it that is was clear whether the sheep were going through or around the outside.
  • This pattern of stimulus and response is parallel to the way that a shepherd might train his sheepdog.
  • Farming provided food, and their sheep provided wool for cloth.
  • They go in sheep's russet, many great men that might maintain themselves in cloth of gold, and seem to be dejected, humble by their outward carriage, when as inwardly they are swollen full of pride, arrogancy, and self-conceit. Anatomy of Melancholy
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