One man claimed all the villagers were herded into a school.
We were herded into a chilly waiting room waiting for the Britannia to be refueled.
Those lacking higher education find themselves ineligible for promotion, herded to lesser career tracks.
Old English heord "herd, flock," from Proto-Germanic *herdo- (cf. Old Norse hjorð, Old High German herta, German Herde, Gothic hairda "herd"), from PIE *kerdh- "a row, group, herd" (cf. Sanskrit śárdhah "herd, troop," Old Church Slavonic čreda "herd," Greek korthys "heap," Lithuanian kerdžius "shepherd"). Herd instinct in psychology is first recorded 1908.
mid-13c., "to watch over or herd (livestock);" of animals, "to gather in a herd, to form a flock," late 14c., from herd (n.). Related: Herded; herding.
Gen. 13:5; Deut. 7:14. (See CATTLE.)