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Definition a collection of wild animals in captivity; or their enclosure


any an diverse group
  • Michael Jackson collected an exotic menagerie.
menagerie = collection of wild animals in captivity
  • In William's play, Laura had a menagerie of glass animal figurines that represented her exotic, but fragile aspirations.
  • The conductor described his orchestra as "a menagerie of geniuses."
  • Well, he certainly must have strained himself to get this menagerie together.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • menagerie = diverse group
  • The crowd mills around the menagerie, viewing the animals on their way to the big top.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • menagerie = a collection of wild animals in captivity; or their enclosure
  • Mother calls them a glass menagerie! Here's an example of one, if you'd like to see it! This one is one of the oldest.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • menagerie = a collection of wild animals in captivity
  • A regular menagerie appeared in barn and shed, for pet animals were allowed.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • When I was young my mother took me to see a menagerie in Senarin.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • You must be better than a whole menagerie of pets to her.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • I do wish you would be content with the menagerie you have already collected, instead of bringing in a specimen of every beast you come across.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Well, I noticed the Holy Wren was showing you the menagerie.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Arranged around the boy was a whole menagerie of wind-up men, staggering around like damaged robots.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • But you would also be within the bounds of reason and common sense, if you added that it is also a vast menagerie.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • There was a smell within, coming up from the floor, of tethered beasts, like the smell of a menagerie of wild animals.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The hedge menagerie was buried up to its haunches; the rabbit, frozen on its hind legs, seemed to be rising from a white pool.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Jane felt like she did at the Central Park Menagerie, watching completely different species.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Because he is a man of few words unlike me and thee and this sentimental menagerie.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Hey, Milt, I forgot about thet darned pet cougar of yours an' the rest of your menagerie.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • I had read A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie and, like everyone, I thought Williams was a genius.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • The mountebanks gave out that the tricolored cockade was a unique phenomenon made by God expressly for their menagerie.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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