Smith, the current police chief, called Lee a “scapegoat” who was “thrown to the wolves” to satisfy political critics.
Attack of the Paparazzi Stephen Rodrick, The Rolling Stone On the hunt with the wolves of Hollywood.
Grossman divides the world into three kinds of people: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs.
"The opponents were saying that 'there are wolves in the street, and they will rape you if you drive,' " Ms. Sharif recalls.
"Maybe we should release some wolves in New York City," he said.
It seemed to me that the wolves had howled most of the night.
“And be devoured by the wolves in the meantime,” replied Emma, laughing.
I will not hide from you that I am sending you into the midst of the wolves.
And as they shrank away they were changed into beasts, into the wolves that range the forests.
We made another, however, at a different part of the valley, near some caves where we knew the wolves were in great plenty.
Old English wulf, from Proto-Germanic *wulfaz (cf. Old Saxon wulf, Old Norse ulfr, Old Frisian, Dutch, Old High German, German wolf, Gothic wulfs), from PIE *wlqwos/*lukwos, from root *wlp-/*lup- (cf. Sanskrit vrkas, Avestan vehrka-; Albanian ulk; Old Church Slavonic vluku; Russian volcica; Lithuanian vilkas "wolf;" Old Persian Varkana- "Hyrcania," district southeast of the Caspian Sea, literally "wolf-land;" probably also Greek lykos, Latin lupus).
This manne can litle skyl ... to saue himself harmlesse from the perilous accidentes of this world, keping ye wulf from the doore (as they cal it). ["The Institution of a Gentleman," 1555]Wolves as a symbol of lust are ancient, e.g. Roman slang lupa "whore," literally "she-wolf" (preserved in Spanish loba, Italian lupa, French louve). The equation of "wolf" and "prostitute, sexually voracious female" persisted into 12c., but by Elizabethan times wolves had become primarily symbolic of male lust. The specific use of wolf for "sexually aggressive male" first recorded 1847; wolf-whistle first attested 1952. The image of a wolf in sheep's skin is attested from c.1400. See here for a discussion of "wolf" in Indo-European history.
"eat like a wolf," 1862, from wolf (n.). Related: Wolfed; wolfing.
: I give with the vocals and wolf around in a nite club