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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A group of animals that live, travel, or feed together. Also: a large crowd.

Usage examples (24)
  • The flock of birds flew south for the winter.
  • The shepherd of the flock is the shepherd of every sheep, and will take care that not one, even of the little ones, shall perish.
  • The bullhorn preacher called his flock back into the fold, i.e., a large huddle.
  • As I slaughter the sheep - his "flock" - I wonder if I should try for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "flock" (groups of certain animals) of sheep destroyed the "phlox" (a type of plant) in her garden. She didn't care because in winter her garden was in a state of "flux" (transforming movement) anyway.
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