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like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity

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showing a sense of shame

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After a few embarrassing moments Inverdale sheepishly said: "We have to do this" - then abruptly halted the interview as he fought back the tears himself (left).
Mr Campion, a freelance reporter, rose sheepishly from his chair and said: "I thought I'd turned that off, sor r y.
Tonight, then, England will be sheepishly grappling with Ghana while Ireland reluctantly get involved in a bit of argy-bargy with Uruguay when it's really none of their business.
He sheepishly explained he had been carrying it the woods and lost it from his "one size fits none" holster.
Henry hooted as Scooter sheepishly untangled himself from his bicycle.
But seconds later he sheepishly reappeared and asked: "What does he look like again?
I WAS amazed to see Labour MPs who've been campaigning to save Post offices in their own constituencies sheepishly back the government and give the closure plans their seal of approval.
Dog owners generally do tend to clean up after their pets now, at least if the sight of people sheepishly clutching small plastic bags in the park is anything to go by.
But he raised a laugh from the Royal couple when he sheepishly added: "I didn't really want to tell you.
There I was at the National Television Awards, with the great and good picking up such acclaimed titles as 'most popular contestant in a reality TV show', when my hosts from Budweiser sheepishly admitted the venue had failed to find the Bud sent to quench our thirst.
1 tried that, but I took it at the wrong time," Brannan says sheepishly.
A lame duck Congress repealed this Sedition Act in November 1920, and over the next few years a Republican White House sheepishly commuted the sentences of the prisoners.
Kemp, a rookie outfielder recently called up from Double-A Jacksonville, smiled sheepishly upon discovering he was penciled in as the No.
In the first 10 minutes of his interview, Benjamin Soria sheepishly confesses he didn't fill out his application for the American Association of School Administrators' Superintendent of the Year award.
So I put some flowers in the center, laid out a few stepping stones, and sheepishly told friends we wouldn't have the usual wealth of tomatoes and zucchinis to share with them this year.