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 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
Making a film is like putting out a fire with sieve. There are so many elements, and it gets so complicated. George Lucas
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