In the Treasury and Post Office Departments colored clerks have been herded to themselves as though they were not human beings.
We were herded into a chilly waiting room waiting for the Britannia to be refueled.
But a far worse fate awaited the women and children, who were herded into a nearby church and locked inside.
Those lacking higher education find themselves ineligible for promotion, herded to lesser career tracks.
One man claimed all the villagers were herded into a school.
If you think the gentlemen of England will allow themselves to be herded with a lot of low fellers and made to carry guns—!
"Mankind, when herded together, will smell," answered his dragoman.
Hearing footsteps, the four fierce dogs which herded the swine rushed out of the yard and leapt angrily at the newcomer.
They herded a bunch of stolen horses before them as they fled.
"A nasty crew," Carver remarked to Peter Gross as the pirates were herded on the beach under the rifles of his company.
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.)