Herdsman sentence example

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  • We recognize indeed the sacramental meal and the sanctity of the ox; but the animal may have acquired this sanctity temporarily through contact with the altar; we need not suppose an ox-clan - the priest was merely, ovrns " the herdsman "- nor assume the permanent sanctity of the ox, nor the belief that the deity was permanently incarnate in the ox: the main parts of the ceremony can be explained as cattle-magic intended to appease the rest of the oxen or to prevent them suffering sympathetically through the death of one.
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  • Thyrsis sings to a goatherd how Daphnis, the mythical herdsman, having defied the power of Aphrodite, dies rather than yield to a passion with which the goddess had inspired him.
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  • The Versus practically reproduce in outline Bwda's account of Ca dmon's dream, without mentioning the dream, but describing the poet as a herdsman, and adding that his poems, beginning with the creation, relate the history of the five ages of the world down to the coming of Christ.
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  • The abbess Hild and her monks recognized that the illiterate herdsman had received a gift from heaven, and, in order to test his powers, proposed to him that he should try to render into verse a portion of sacred history which they explained to him.
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  • Mama Jeng, of similar age to Wurie Juwe, was a hired herdsman.
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  • He was, according to Bceda (see Bede), a herdsman, who received a divine call to poetry by means of a dream.
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  • The land he tills he holds, and acquires a closer connexion with a particular patch of ground than either the hunter or the herdsman.
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  • He and his twin-brother Neleus were exposed by their mother, but were nurtured by a herdsman.
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  • Neolithic man, however, found such a dwelling impossible, for he became a herdsman and an agriculturist.
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  • Sam arrived at Brookfield Farm in May 2004 as a new, much needed, herdsman.
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  • Subsequently Laban employed Jacob as his chief herdsman, but failed to pay him fairly.
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  • Midway through the book, Robert is making notes on an Inca mommy which they are shown by a local herdsman.
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  • He was rewarded a few days later by a Fulani herdsman reporting that he had left seven lions watching his herd of cattle.
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  • A Mongolian herdsman entered the tent so after misinterpreting Gans comment to offer him a cigarette, I give him the a whole packet.
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  • Originally home to Clanville Manor farm's herdsman, the internal accommodation is modern and comfortable.
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  • It whistled among the bare branches of the gnarled oaks in Nant-y-Garth and it sighed wearily around the herdsman's lonely cottage.
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  • She sorely persecuted Antiope, his first wife, who escaped to Mount Cithaeron, where her twin sons Amphion and Zethus were being brought up by a herdsman who was ignorant of their parentage.
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  • As the name for a keeper of a herd or flock of domestic animals, the herdsman, it is usually qualified to denote the kind of animal under his protection, as swine-herd, shepherd, &c., but in Ireland, Scotland and the north of England, "herd" alone is commonly used.
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  • The Arab is a herdsman and a nomad; the Berber is an agriculturist and a townsman.
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  • It would be impossible to prove that Cadmon was not the author, though the production of such a work by the herdsman of Streanashalch would certainly deserve to rank among the miracles of genius.
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  • Nearly 200 years later a herdsman of Ephesus rediscovered the cave on Mount Coelian, and, letting in the light, awoke the inmates, who sent one of their number (Jamblicus) to buy food.
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  • The colonists also, pressing forward to those territories, came in contact with these Ishmaelites - the farmers' cattle and sheep, guarded only by a Hottentot herdsman, offering the strongest temptation to the Bushman.
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  • However, I should never have broken a horse or bull and taken him to board for any work he might do for me, for fear I should become a horseman or a herdsman merely; and if society seems to be the gainer by so doing, are we certain that what is one man's gain is not another's loss, and that the stable-boy has equal cause with his master to be satisfied?
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  • It was found that the government by Boule and Ecclesia did not mean popular control in the full sense; it meant government by the leisured classes, inasmuch as the industrious farmer or herdsman could not leave his work to give his vote at the Ecclesia, or do his duty as a councillor.
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  • Apollo himself is spoken of as a keeper of flocks, and the legends of his service as a herdsman with Laomedon and Admetus point in the same direction.
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  • It is possible that some of the rest may be the composition of the Northumbrian herdsman; but in the absence of any authenticated example of the poet's work to serve as a basis of comparison, the internal evidence can afford no ground for an affirmative conclusion.
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