gregarious


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gregarious

1. (of animals) living together in herds or flocks
2. (of plants) growing close together but not in dense clusters
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We were sociable and gregarious, and these singing and laughing councils satisfied us.
Fe Bajada, many large black spiders, with ruby-coloured marks on their backs, having gregarious habits.
"I am disposed to be gregarious and communicative to-night," he repeated, "and that is why I sent for you: the fire and the chandelier were not sufficient company for me; nor would Pilot have been, for none of these can talk.
He did not know that he was himself possessed of unusual brain vigor; nor did he know that the persons who were given to probing the depths and to thinking ultimate thoughts were not to be found in the drawing rooms of the world's Morses; nor did he dream that such persons were as lonely eagles sailing solitary in the azure sky far above the earth and its swarming freight of gregarious life.
The Fin-Back is not gregarious. He seems a whale-hater, as some men are man-haters.
It is one great advantage of a gregarious mode of life that each person rectifies his mind by other minds, and squares his conduct to that of his neighbors, so as seldom to be lost in eccentricity.
At other downward flights of steps, are other lamps, marking the whereabouts of oyster-cellars - pleasant retreats, say I: not only by reason of their wonderful cookery of oysters, pretty nigh as large as cheese-plates (or for thy dear sake, heartiest of Greek Professors!), but because of all kinds of caters of fish, or flesh, or fowl, in these latitudes, the swallowers of oysters alone are not gregarious; but subduing themselves, as it were, to the nature of what they work in, and copying the coyness of the thing they eat, do sit apart in curtained boxes, and consort by twos, not by two hundreds.
Willie was one of the game's ambassadorial, gregarious spirits over the last 30-40 years and has left an indelible mark on the careers of so many outstanding youngsters and everybody who met the big fella.
These insects are usually solitary, but under certain circumstances they become more abundant and change their behaviour and habits, becoming gregarious. A single swarm ranges from 100,000 to one billion locusts.
Saudi Arabia quickly launched a control operation but the undetected and un-controlled gregarious locust adults moved towards I.R.
Notably, offspring of oxytocin-treated mothers were more gregarious as adults, displaying more caregiving behaviors, even toward unrelated pups, and spending more time in close physical contact with other adults.
She said: "Huw was a gregarious character, a cheeky chap with an abundance of friends from all walks of life.