A utensil for separating the finer and coarser parts of a pulverized or granulated substance from each other. It consist of a vessel, usually shallow, with the bottom perforated, or made of hair, wire, or the like, woven in meshes.
The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little. Ben Sweetland
Not all single women want to be married. Not all boys like football. Not all homemakers like to cook. Not all messy people are lazy. And not all the obese are gluttons. There are glands and diabetes and a dozen conditions you never heard of that may account for things. Put your sermon through the counter-stereotype sieve. John Piper
The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve. Buddha
They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve. Khalil Gibran
His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve. Lewis Carroll