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Definition of Sheep


  1. Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus Ovis, native of the higher mountains of both hemispheres, but most numerous in Asia.
  2. A weak, bashful, silly fellow.
  3. Fig.: The people of God, as being under the government and protection of Christ, the great Shepherd.

Sheep Quotations

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
Alexander the Great

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
George Washington

It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
Elizabeth Kenny

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
Winston Churchill

March is a month without mercy for rabid basketball fans. There is no such thing as a 'gentleman gambler' when the Big Dance rolls around. All sheep will be fleeced, all fools will be punished severely... There are no Rules when the deal goes down in the final weeks of March. Even your good friends will turn into monsters.
Hunter S. Thompson
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Sheep Translations

sheep in Afrikaans is skaap
sheep in Dutch is schaap
sheep in French is gobeur
sheep in German is Schafe, Schaf
sheep in Italian is pecora
sheep in Latin is ovis ovis
sheep in Portuguese is ovelha, carneiros
sheep in Spanish is oveja, borrego
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