Cowboy in a sentence

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Definition of Cowboy

  • A cattle herder; a drover; specifically, one of an adventurous class of herders and drovers on the plains of the Western and Southwestern United States.
  • One of the marauders who, in the Revolutionary War infested the neutral ground between the American and British lines, and committed depredations on the Americans.
  • a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
  • someone who is reckless or irresponsible (especially in driving vehicles)
  • a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging

How to use cowboy in a sentence. Cowboy pronunciation.

There were cowboys, bankers, brokers, merchants, city clubmen, and society dudes; commanded by a doctor, second in command a literary politician; but every man determined to get into the fight.
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He was ashamed to see them firing valuable ammunition into the darkness of the night, aiming at nothing; that he thought cowboys were men who shot only when they could see the "whites of the other fellow's eyes.
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From over on the right of the El Caney road we could hear the "Rah! rah! rah!" of Harvard and the "Rah! rah! rah!" of Yale, mingled with the cowboy yell of the Indian Territory.
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He had received some tuition as a cowboy on the Llano Estacada, and the taste there acquired of the free, wild life, supplemented, doubtless, by his experience during the war, was held in restraint for a time only by his marriage.
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The man was the veteran cowboy, Budd Hankinson, who had whirled the lasso on the arid plains of Arizona, the Llano Estacado of Texas and among the mountain ranges of Montana; who had fought Apaches in the southwest, Comanches in the south and Sioux in the north, and had undergone hardships, sufferings, wounds and privations before which many a younger man than he had succumbed.
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The rustlers were generally the owners of small ranches, or cowboys who had a few head of cattle on the range or running with some rancher's stock.
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Sitgraves was a brave man, who had only to hear the story brought to him by the honest cowboy to understand the urgency of the case.
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He was the last man in the world a gang of wicked cowboys would suspect of guile; all of them, quite foolishly, thought he had more money than brains.
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In the interim Terence had descended to the collapsible boat bumping at the gangway and fended her off until Sam Daniels, the two cowboys and Mike Murphy joined him; whereupon Terence took one pair of oars, while Murphy handled the other, and the boat crept out from the steamer and headed directly for the submarine, which had been ratching backward and forward under a dead-slow bell, watching the towering black hulk of the _Narcissus_ rolling idly.
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In the bow of the collapsible one of the cowboys sat, facing the stern; Terence and Mike also faced the stern, by reason of the fact that they were rowing; and Sam Daniels and the other cowboy, seated in the stern sheets, were under orders to turn and look back at the _Narcissus_ as the boat came within the radius of the meager light from the submarine's turret.
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He'd blown into town on the weekly Zephyr Speedball, and skinny Tommy Benson had hauled his three huge steamer trunks to the cowboy hotel.
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I limped like an extra in a cowboy movie.
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Moving pictures and photo plays are famous the world over, and in this line of books the reader is given a full description of how the films are made-the scenes of little dramas, indoors and out, trick pictures to satisfy the curious, soul-stirring pictures of city affairs, life in the Wild West, among the cowboys and Indians, thrilling rescues along the seacoast, the daring of picture hunters in the jungle among savage beasts, and the great risks run in picturing conditions in a land of earthquakes.
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He was perfect of that type of cowboy which she detested most: handsome, lithe, childishly vain in his dress.
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With tingling cowboy yells in between.
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Here was one who would ride the fiercest outlaw horse on the ranch; wear out the toughest cowboy; play with them to weariness when they wanted to play, fight with them to exhaustion when they wanted to fight, and as her right-hand man, advise her for the best.
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Sing about the cowboy," Peter Slater coaxed.
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To show that ye love me, boys, write up above me, boys, "Here lies a poor cowboy who knows he done wrong.
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The plainsman of that period, like his successor, the cowboy, was not inquisitive.
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The man was in the costume of a cowboy, with rifle, revolver and all the paraphernalia of the craft.
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Examples of Cowboy

Example #1
About three-quarters of a mile in advance was the first ford, the ford of the Aguadores River; beyond this a quarter of a mile was another ford, the ford of the San Juan.
Example #2
With Wheeler's Division were the Rough Riders, the most unique aggregation of fighting men ever gathered together in any army.
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Roosevelt told his men that he was ashamed of them.
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Ayers told his men that they were no better than the Cubans, upon which the burly black troopers burst into a loud guffaw, and then stopped firing altogether.
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From the ranks of the Regulars came the old Southern yell, mingled with the Northern cheer.
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Grizzled old soldiers, scarred with wounds from Indian wars, and gay recruits who had arrived too late to join in the fighting, gray-haired generals and athletic young subalterns, all forgot propriety and the silence usually enjoined in ranks and joined in that tremendous yell.