Origin of sparrow
Examples from the Web for sparrow
Contemporary Examples of sparrow
“No eyes are on the sparrow, eyes are on the sparrow / He is singing anyway.”Is Bigger Better for St. Vincent?
December 4, 2014
Before she finished I began to paint, and she resumed the pose, smiling and chattering like a sparrow.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
A man “in traditional Alpine costume” addresses a group of children while holding a sparrow.The Kaffeehaus Canon
December 31, 2010
I can hear her now warbling her own rendition of "His Eye Is on the Sparrow."Dame Edna Mouths Off
March 17, 2010
Historical Examples of sparrow
Sparrow could have all the money he needed upon the following condition.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
He was not quarrelsome, though, like the sparrow; but peaceful, like the dove.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
Surely that sparrow fell not to the ground without the Father's knowledge.Wilfrid Cumbermede
It is exceedingly difficult to catch a sparrow in one's hand.
But the English sparrow is more adaptable than are the people.
Word Origin for sparrow
small brownish-gray bird, Old English spearwa, from Proto-Germanic *sparwan (cf. Old Norse spörr, Old High German sparo, German Sperling, Gothic sparwa), from PIE *sper- (cf. Cornish frau "crow;" Old Prussian spurglis "sparrow;" Greek spergoulos "small field bird," psar "starling"). Sparrowhawk is attested from c.1400. Sparrowfarts (1886) was Cheshire slang for "very early morning."