Origin of sheepish
OTHER WORDS FROM sheepishsheep·ish·ly, adverbsheep·ish·ness, noun
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How to use sheepish in a sentence
Each time this happened, my supervisor simply watched the whole thing with a sheepish smile, but never said anything to the manager.Miss Manners: Pick a wedding, any wedding — just not both|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|June 24, 2021|Washington Post
As Arthur — sheepish, with festering frustration — Douglas nimbly walks a tricky tightrope.Digital theater productions highlight the power of art without an audience|Thomas Floyd|May 7, 2021|Washington Post
Never be sheepish or embarrassed when you are asking for money from a foundation or a philanthropist.In Dreams Begin Responsibilities: The Bountiful Life of Vartan Gregorian|Richard Stengel|April 18, 2021|Time
“Look at all these open windows,” he berates his sheepish-looking underlings.Ukraine’s Pro-Putin Rebels Prepare for a Last Stand|David Patrikarakos|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The other kind of clueless father I encounter on a semi-regular basis is the sheepish variety.
Necessary Errors is coming so late in my life that I feel a little sheepish about it.
There are denials from phone makers and carriers, sheepish admissions from others.Cellphone Spyware, Like All Your Technology, Keeps Tabs on You|Dan Lyons|December 1, 2011|DAILY BEAST
That left the small but fervid legion of believers who had dropped everything feeling upset and sheepish.
She resented his sudden drop from his pedestal, for he looked sentimental and somewhat sheepish.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Gradually he began to feel a little sheepish, but nevertheless he did not relinquish his desire to break up the service.The Chequers|James Runciman
Well, I felt sheepish enough to be took in so, but I wouldn't a been in that ringmaster's place, not for a thousand dollars.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The sheepish manners of our students and school-boys, may also be attributed to the mutton so generally alloted to them.
George stood his ground, looking sheepish; the old woman stood before him trembling violently and fighting against her tears.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade