OXEN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OXEN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
oxen
 n.  domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  You would have thought we were offering up ten thousand red oxen to the sea gods.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 67. Cutting In.
2  He slept with the old man and the two boys in the dugout barn, along with the oxen.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: IV
3  By the time they paid Krajiek for the land, and bought his horses and oxen and some old farm machinery, they had very little money left.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: X
4  When Ambrosch come in, it was dark and he didn't see nothing, but the oxen acted kind of queer.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIV
5  The horses and oxen would not go into the barn until he was frozen so hard that there was no longer any smell of blood.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIV
6  Ambrosch, she said, was on the north quarter, breaking sod with the oxen.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XVII
7  Ambrosch had come in from the north quarter, and was watering his oxen at the tank.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XVII
8  Ambrosch was a far-seeing fellow; he soon realized that his oxen were too heavy for any work except breaking sod, and he succeeded in selling them to a newly arrived German.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XVIII
9  He gave me a team of unbroken oxen.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
10  I had never driven oxen before, and of course I was very awkward.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
11  My cart was upset and shattered, my oxen were entangled among the young trees, and there was none to help me.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
12  After a long spell of effort, I succeeded in getting my cart righted, my oxen disentangled, and again yoked to the cart.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
13  I now proceeded with my team to the place where I had, the day before, been chopping wood, and loaded my cart pretty heavily, thinking in this way to tame my oxen.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
14  Two head of oxen Acestes, the seed of Troy, gives to each of your ships by tale: invite to the feast your own ancestral gods of the household, and those whom our host Acestes worships.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
15  Aeneas and the men of Troy with him feed on the long chines of oxen and the entrails of the sacrifice.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK EIGHTH
Example Sentence:
1  Never put the plow before the oxen.
2  Two oxen yoked to a plough walked wearily up and down the field.
3  In this area oxen are used to pull carts.
4  The oxen were shot or poleaxed.
5  You sometimes see oxen pulling carts in southern Europe.
6  Look, what a team of oxen in the farm!