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shepherd

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Occupations, Agriculture
shepherdshep‧herd1 /ˈʃepəd $ -ərd/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 BOTAsomeone whose job is to take care of sheep
Examples from the Corpus
shepherdThe second ad in the series actually equips our shepherd with a surfboard.It must be for Miss Everdene's shepherd.Naturally the shepherds who had brought their flocks across must know the safest route.Either we become regarded as gratuitously destructive iconoclasts, or the shepherd himself becomes suspect for having withheld information.He told the shepherd to tell his own people that he would use these weapons to regain the Holy Sepulchre.Maurine was the shepherd in our house.George pushed his way through the throng, looking for the spot where the shepherds were gathered.The shepherd followed her instructions and discovered April, changed back from a flower.
shepherdshepherd2 verb [transitive always + adverb/preposition] 🔊 🔊 TAKE/BRINGto lead or guide a group of people somewhere, making sure that they go where you want them to goshepherd somebody into/out of/towards etc something 🔊 The tour guides shepherded the rest of the group onto the bus.see thesaurus at lead→ See Verb table
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shepherdIn return for shepherding a parcel round-trip.The police officer shepherded everyone away and padlocked the church gates.Joseph smiled and apologized once more and watched as Tran Van Hieu shepherded his family off the terrace.It was also a major victory for Boxer, who sponsored the legislation in the Senate and shepherded it through.Yet he was able to shepherd more than 80 percent through to passage.We expected to be asked to sit down, but instead we were shepherded out to an open patio at the back of the house.These can be used to shepherd photons around and keep them under control.George Martin, who has shepherded the transition since he arrived in July 1993.Ellsworth, who had gone ahead, retraced his steps to shepherd the two through.
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Verb table
shepherd
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshepherd
he, she, itshepherds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshepherded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shepherded
he, she, ithas shepherded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shepherded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shepherd
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shepherded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shepherding
he, she, itis shepherding
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you, we, theyare shepherding
Past
I, he, she, itwas shepherding
you, we, theywere shepherding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shepherding
he, she, ithas been shepherding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shepherding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shepherding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shepherding
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