Example sentences for: pastoral

How can you use “pastoral” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Since the translator may not “substitute his own modern images for the old ones” how can the shepherd metaphor retain its old-fashioned pastoral simplicity when its sense and the reader's senses are jarred out of the authentic Bible-time setting and are forced into a frame of the “language we use today”?

  • I love her mocking the French ("I really dislike the pallid, watery-eyed, churchly old-whore sentimentality of their limpid pastoral novels").

  • Because they all came from upper-class families, they were educated in Spanish traditions and language and consequently ignored the mestizo (mixed-race) and indigenous aspects of the culture, often depicting their past in romantic pastoral terms.

  • Pastoral Tarzan need not be an English lord.

  • But a much larger grouping of coinages bears witnesses to the embryonic pastoral industry: cattle walk, cattle hunting, cattle run, cattle station; stock agent, stock driver, stock establishment, stock horse, stock house, stock hut, stock proprietor, stock property, stock run, stock station; sheep country, sheep downs, sheep establishment, sheep hills, sheep holder, sheep land, sheep master, sheep overseer, sheep owner, sheep proprietor, sheep watchman, sheep yard.

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