In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The offending male was rather sheepish when I glared at him through my cat-mask and asked him what exactly he thought he was doing.
- Sheep templates were snatched up and youngsters have been far from sheepish in letting their imaginations run riot.
- I just stand there with a sheepish grin, my heart thumping like a foundry hammer.
- But it was too late to deliver an apology and I understand a sheepish Paul has hardly been able to sleep since.
- Her name was Rebecca and she spent Friday looking rather sheepish and apologetic!
- How can voters respond when their sheepish representatives can't even debate the matter in parliament?
- His reply was a sheepish admission that even in time of war, boys will be boys.
- She ran ahead, anxious for the secret to be unveiled, while Jude walked behind with a sheepish grin.
- Next to her was a little old guy looking rather sheepish and awkward, wearing a stripy jacket and a corduroy cap, with lots of badges on both.
- There is something apologetic and sheepish about Boris even at the best of times.
- He looked rather sheepish and diffident, hands in pockets and a nervous grin on his face.
- I looked over at his mother to see a sheepish, almost embarrassed look on her face.
- As I came through the door I was greeted by a sheepish looking hound.
- Some sheepish hands are raised and the rest are banished from his presence.
- We're sheepish about it because we're too dumb to know how to fight back against the microscopic murderers.
- In the intermission of the premiere, the guests looked distinctly sheepish.
- He was smiling at me, looking uncharacteristically sheepish, and well, quite beautiful.
- The groom's father and the bridegroom look sheepish and shake their heads.
- Looking sheepish when he finally noticed me standing at the counter, he laughed an apology.
- As a gratifyingly sheepish look passed over my hairdresser's face, I basked in my brief moment of triumph.
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