beast


beast
01. Over a dozen villagers have been killed and eaten by a strange unknown [beast] living in the nearby forest.
02. Wolves have long been described as dangerous [beasts] in children's stories, but actually they are very timid, intelligent animals.
03. Her old boyfriend was a [beast] who only wanted her to cook and have sex with him.
04. The weather has been positively [beastly] this summer; raining every day and cold as can be.
05. Camels are very useful [beasts] for transporting goods across the desert.
06. The forest was full of strange, wild [beasts] and the children were forbidden from entering it.
07. The inhabitants of the planet Jupiter look like ugly monsters, half human and half [beast], but they are quite friendly, and a lot of fun at a party.
08. The unicorn is a mythical [beast] which looks like a horse with a long horn coming out of its forehead.
09. The hunter killed the [beast] with a single arrow through the heart.
10. The wizard was able to tame all the wild birds and [beasts] into following his commands.
11. A Czech proverb states that against the [beastly] human being even the gods are powerless.
12. A Haitian proverb notes that age and marriage tame the [beast].
13. A Hindu proverb observes that a man in this world without learning is as a [beast] of the field.
14. Sathya Sai Baba once remarked that desire makes man forget his real nature, and reduces him to the status of a [beast].
15. Manly Hall once said that a man without ethics is a wild [beast] loosed upon this world.
16. Robert G. Ingersoll once suggested that courage without conscience is a wild [beast].
17. Frederick the Great once claimed that every man has a wild [beast] within him.

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