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Below you will find the definition of pachyderm, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - any of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick skin: elephant; rhinoceros; hippopotamus
EXAMPLES - Pachyderm in a Sentence
- Just the horn of an irascible, endangered pachyderm. (source)
- Where we picked up this perilous pachyderm, I don't know. (source)
- Jwest, a pachyderm sleeping on the job doesnt call the shots. (source)
- Another diseased piece of discarded pachyderm foreskin semphoto (source)
- Thats the bloody great pachyderm in the room of leftist stupidity. (source)
- Googling "pachyderm" repeatedly and not getting the desired result. (source)
- This baby pachyderm ran amuck during a ceremonial procession in India. (source)
- The elephants are Nellie all gone now, they are pachyderm away as we speak. (source)
- But the pachyderm could do little more than make the people imagine a threat. (source)
- OpEdNews - Article: It's Slumdog Governor and Mark, the magic, dancing pachyderm (source)
- TV interviewer, the hyena buried its head in the pachyderm's anus, right up to its neck. (source)
- To be in politics, a person is better off, bein 'called a pachyderm, rather than a weasel. (source)
- Before they could take a closer look, the airborne pachyderm vanished into the dark depths. (source)
- Now, preventative measures are being taken to preserve the pachyderm population in the region. (source)
- Doubt he'll be invading Washington D.C. mounted atop an armored pachyderm elephant anytime soon. (source)
- Morpurgo stops just short of anthropomorphisation, but she is a sort of pachyderm Mother Courage. (source)
- An enraged Meredith blames the Bratz for ruining her party, when we all know an unruly pachyderm was at fault. (source)
- The paper said the pachyderm is estimated to be 18 years old and is the fifth white elephant captured since 2001. (source)
- No one is advocating unlocking the zoo's gates and allowing the massive pachyderm to roam freely in Griffith Park. (source)
- The steering feel is light, gliding, with no real gathering of feedback when you wheel this pachyderm into a corner. (source)
- Survival is one big ornery animal, and if you try to swallow a 15,000-pound pachyderm in one gulp, two things can happen. (source)
- Even though the typical pachyderm may weigh in at 10-thousand pounds, the skin can be quite thin in some areas she pointed out. (source)
- A Republican pachyderm, he is a white elephant, something hard to dispose of whose costs are disproportionate to his usefulness. (source)
- McCain, the blind man touching the rump of said pachyderm, walked right in the door of daytime television and came out with a snoutful. (source)
- For example, "Elephants" actually features brass recalling a pachyderm call, accompanied by string screeches sounding like wayward seabirds. (source)
- The story of Flora, a pachyderm who for 18 years starred in a St. Louis circus that bore her name, is one of good intentions and evolving awareness. (source)
- Together, the once-portly pachyderm pair has lost a ton -- 2,175 pounds, to be exact -- after keepers at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo put the two on a diet. (source)
- Here is the proverbial pachyderm of US politics, and an inconvenient one for the programmatic left who will cheer on Reverend Wright -- as I am, enthusiastically. (source)
- Only his large goofy ears don't have the ability to fly -- in fact they can barely hear due to his rabid consumption of pachyderm-sized portions of the ole Hillbilly Heroin. (source)
- The whole point of walking with the elephant, in fact, is by some kind of aversion therapy to stop walking with the elephant, to stop even thinking about taking a pachyderm parade. (source)
- Kim-Jong Kap, Kosik's trainer at Everland Theme Park in South Korea, says that Kosik's pronunciation has improved greatly since he first discovered the pachyderm could speak in 2006. (source)
- This was set in Sri Lanka and followed the adventures of a young elephant-handler called Toomai and his big pachyderm pal as they foiled the nefarious stratagems of various colonial finks and felons. (source)
- 'Dismissing constitutional checks and balances, which cannot resist it or deflect its course, the presidential pachyderm is spurred only by forces that stand outside institutions -- the media and the street.' (source)
- BBB when you can show me something in the asinus or pachyderm bill that shows where government is forcing doctors to work for a government run health care operation to provide public health care services you are just parroting things you have heard. (source)
- Naudet could be called a classic Elephant in the Room, except that those animals can be seen well by folks who prefer just not to talk about them: this giant pachyderm, trumpeting right in their faces and soiling their carpets, blind they refuse to see. (source)
- It's Slumdog Governor and Mark, the magic, dancing pachyderm yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'It's Slumdog Governor and Mark, the magic, dancing pachyderm'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Why must these facts-baby-facts be put in a secure corner of our minds, for safe keeping? (source)
- Cuts like "Every Time You Turn Around" charge out of the jungle like a wild pachyderm that unfortunately is tranquilized by the pop dart "I know you're standing there waiting for me, to take it on back down the other road baby, but I won't let you down" in its extremely anthem-ic chorus. (source)
- Although I have to say, at risk of losing my status as a sycophant (and when did a term for crazy members of the pachyderm family become the descriptor for a slavish follower? ba-dum-bum) that the "if I'm pissing people off on both sides of an issue then I must be right" ain't necessarily so. (source)
- But in the middle of a story about her daughter's stint on Dancing with the Stars, Palin is suddenly reminded of the pachyderm in the room--"this recent talk coming from the White House," as she puts it, "about President Obama's attempts to perhaps infringe further upon our Second Amendment rights." (source)
- And Mr. McCain, who has spent months earning the ire of his party by saying nice things about Mr. Kerry and nasty ones about some Bush policies, is eager to show, like Dr. Seuss's punctilious pachyderm, that he may have meant what he said and said what he meant, but "an elephant's faithful 100 percent." (source)
- It's also clear that that is not the first time he has received that kind of medication, those sorts of doses, because the fact, if -- if I wanted to take down a large animal, a pachyderm, I would load it just about with probably what he got there, four milligrams of Lorazepam, a couple milligrams of Versed. (source)
- Several things stand out about the paper's treatment of yesterday's developments in the trial of Anthony Marshall, who is accused of diverting money from the vast inheritance of his mother, Brooke Astor, in order to please his wife, Charlene, who metaphorically both in the courtroom and in most tabloid display tactics shape-shifts from human to porcine to pachyderm, depending on the particular literary emphasis the moment requires. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 52.0, which suggests that "pachyderm" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 5 synonyms for pachyderm.
elephant, hippopotamus, mammoth, mastodon, rhinoceros
We have 0 antonyms for pachyderm.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of pachyderm from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Any of various large, thick-skinned, hoofed mammals such as the elephant, rhinoceros, or hippopotamus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Someone (or something) with thick skin. It is used for animals such as an elephant or a hippopotamus.
- (noun) A member of the obsolete taxonomic group Pachydermata, grouping of thick-skinned, hoofed animals such as the rhinoceros, hippopotamus, elephant, pig and horse.
- (noun) An elephant
- (noun) A person that is not affected by (does not care about) what others say about him or her.
- (noun) Someone who is insensitive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Any of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick skin, including the elephant, rhinoceros, and hippopotamus, one of the Pachydermata.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Thick-skinned, as a member of the Pachydermata. Also pachydermal, pachydermatous, pachydermous.
- (noun) A non-ruminant hoofed quadruped; any member of the old order Pachydermata.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) any of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick skin: elephant; rhinoceros; hippopotamus