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white sheep

One who is dutiful and obedient, the opposite of a rebellious "black sheep." Everyone likes me because I'm the white sheep of the family. The same cannot be said for my wild cousin Nathan!
See also: sheep, white
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Dear Sirs: Regarding the article The White Sheep Of Yukon's Bonnet Plume Wilderness, by John Hafner (August 2010): I was curious to know what brand of pack was shown on hunter Donnie Vincent.
ANY regular visitor to the boardroom of Italian club Pisa will tell you that Tranmere Rovers are known as the White Sheep.
It must be exhausting always being the white sheep of this family.
When the patriarch of the crime family is hospitalised following an assassination attempt, control passes to his three sons - the violent and unpredictable Sonny, the weak-willed Fredo and Michael, the white sheep of the clan who proves the most ruthless of them all.
Title character is introduced as the white sheep of a Mob family, long estranged from his gruff father (Peter Falk) and thick-witted brothers Paulie (peter Berg) and Peter (Chris Penn).
Asked whether business leaders attending the annual meeting appear willing to take environmental concerns into account when doing business in developing countries, Martin said, ''You have the black sheep, and you have the white sheep.
I have always been extremely uncomfortable being the white sheep.
1415); as a young man his ancestry made him a principal in the century-long struggle for the remnants of Timur's empire waged between Timur's descendants, the Black Sheep Turkomans, and the White Sheep Turkomans (c.