sheeplike


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Adj.1.sheeplike - like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity
docile - willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"
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With aim aright, With quivering flight, On LAMBKINS pouncing, Headlong down, sore-hungry, For lambkins longing, Fierce 'gainst all lamb-spirits, Furious-fierce all that look Sheeplike, or lambeyed, or crisp-woolly, --Grey, with lambsheep kindliness!
The man was blubbering and staring with sheeplike eyes at the lieutenant, who had seized him by the collar and was pommeling him.
The other eye, sheeplike in its mildness, gave the most startling appearance to the beast, which but for that single timid orb was the most fearsome thing that one could imagine.
Were I one of these writer-fellows, I should probably say that her features were Grecian, but being neither a writer nor a poet I can do her greater justice by saying that she combined all of the finest lines that one sees in the typical American girl's face rather than the pronounced sheeplike physiognomy of the Greek goddess.
What women's acuteness really respects are the inept "ideas" and the sheeplike impulses by which our actions and opinions are determined in matters of real importance.
FINAL THOUGHTS "As a gun dog, the Spinone is handicapped in three ways--by the name 'Spinone,' which sounds like 'spumoni,' a popular Italian ice cream; by its wooly appearance, which from a distance makes the breed look more sheeplike than dog-like; and by its performance in the field, which is slower than that of the faster standard pointer.
The genus suggests they are goats, but with their round, sheeplike horns, they were originally considered sheep.
At one point in Monty Python's Life of Brian, the ridiculous protagonist finds himself at an upper window, addressing a large crowd of determined, sheeplike followers: "You don't need to follow me," he cries.
Still, they followed the mob, sheeplike, shouting that someone had told them she was a bitch.
Based on a series of real-life prank calls reported at fast-food restaurants nationwide, this stealth psychological horror film is at once tough to turn away from and, by design, extremely difficult to watch as it grimly assesses the human capacity for sheeplike naivete under duress.