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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!
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Then look at how Graves integrates his family experience with this social overlay of expectation: "I've not-so-jokingly told friends I was the white sheep of my family.
Other noteworthy trophy winners were Thomson Whisky from Riverhead (Auckland) for its Thomson Whisky Two Tone and The White Sheep Co.
This brings me to the white sheep. Normally at that location one finds car covers, steering wheel gloves and windscreen shades on sale.
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.''
The white sheep, among a herd of black, is singled out for being different from the rest of the herd and therefore acceptable.
`I was the white sheep of the family.' he likes to say.
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.
Once again, Lord James - the white sheep of the Douglas-Hamilton clan - has been let down by his nearest and dearest.