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Question with the noun Ants

1 example:

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
(Henry David Thoreau)

Sentences with the noun Ants

31 examples:

We worked like so many ants.

The cake was alive with ants.

They worked like so many ants.

He tried to get rid of the ants.

He wants to get rid of the ants.

The cake was crawling with ants.

This place is crawling with ants.

Don't think little of the ants' lives.

The slaves were working like so many ants.

The children were working like so many ants.

Within an elephant's meal, lakhs of ants may feed.

The misfortune of the ants makes the elephants laugh.

My roses are covered in aphids, to say nothing of the ants!

The area around the melting ice cream was crawling with ants.

In a battle between elephants, the ants get squashed.
(Thai proverb)

At high tide the fish eat ants; at low tide the ants eat fish.
(Thai proverb)

If you chase away an ant, all the ants will come and bite you.
(Pigmei proverb)

When the water rises, the fish eat the ants; when the water falls, the ants eat the fish.
(Lao proverb)

When the ants tried to search, they struggled to keep their grip.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

The software's search process is modeled after the behavior of ants.
(Science Daily - News, )

Most tree species are dispersed by birds and mammals, but also by ants.
(Science Daily - News, )

Swarms of flying ants are invading homes and causing nuisance in Britain.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Even the ants will swoon when you place these lightly tinted jugs on your patio table.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

When the ants come marching in, having miles of linked habitats may not be such a good idea after all.
(Science Daily - News, )

Cambridge distiller Will Lowe has created the world's first ant gin, made with the essence of 62 ants.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

The youngest tend to nurse the queen and young, older ants are cleaners and the eldest forage for food.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

If we all drove more like ants walk, there would be far fewer traffic jams, according to one scientist.
(The Independent - Science, )

Understanding the ants could help analyze similar phenomena -- for instance how humans roam the Internet.
(Science Daily - News, )

Larger than expected numbers of invasive ants are being unwittingly transported around the world, scientists report.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

The analysis has shown in which locations fossilized ants are more related to the ants now living in the same area of the world.
(Science Daily - News, )

Scientists conducted a study to observe ant behavior and found that some ants are lazy and inactive, compared with some who do work.
(Tech Times - Science, )


8 examples:

Do ants have ears?

If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics?
(Marie Dressler)

Who knew that tiny nanobots and ants use the same stylist?
(Tech Times - Science, )

Do all the world's ants really weigh as much as all the humans?
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

Black garden ants design their nests with bathrooms, new research reveals - but why?
(Tech Times - Science, )

The bone-head wasp builds its nests, at least in part, from the bodies of dead ants. But why?
(Tech Times - Science, )

The role of environment on the growth of ants has been measured, but what does this mean for human beings?
(Tech Times - Science, )

A recent wildlife programme suggested that all the ants in the world weigh as much as all the people - but is that true?
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

I like ants.

Sugar draws ants.

People look like ants.

He has ants in his pants.

Ants work hard all summer.

Ants work away during summer.

The servants worked like ants.

Ants have a well-organized society.

Ants are swarming around the sugar.

There was an army of ants at the cake.

Ants and giraffes are distant cousins.

Ants and giraffes are distant relatives.

Ants, termites and bees are social animals.

A grasshopper and many ants lived in a field.

I'm teaching the ants the multiplication table.

We often hear it said that ants are social animals.

Ants and bees are examples of industry and harmony.

The lonely man derives pleasure from observing ants.

We crawled like so many ants along the mountain pass.

There's a row of ants coming in and out of the kitchen.

It took me a long time to rid myself of all those ants.

We have ants in the kitchen. We need to call an exterminator.

He may like ants, but at least he knows my ethnic background.

Even if we wear an Armani suite or drive a Jaguar, in the end we're the same as ants. We move and move pointlessly and then we die.

Ants die in sugar.
(Malawian proverb)

Like ants gnawing at a bone.
(Chinese proverb)

The queen ant feeds on its own ants.
(African proverb)

Ants can attack with a grain of rice.
(Malagasy proverb)

White ants can do no harm to a stone.
(African proverb)

The sweet flying ants will never be birds.
(African proverb)

Wherever you find sugar, you'll find ants.
(Filipino proverb)

Where there is honey, there are bound to be ants.
(South African proverb)

Where there is sugar, there are bound to be ants.
(Malay proverb)

Caution is not cowardice; even the ants march armed.
(Ugandan proverb)

At high tide fish eat ants; at low tide ants eat fish.
(Thai proverb)

If they are offered winged ants, people will eat them.
(African proverb)

Ants are good citizens, they place group interests first.
(Clarence Day)

Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men.
(Mortimer Adler)

It is only the early risers who succeed in filling their baskets with white ants.
(African proverb)

We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.
(Gerald Brenan)

People, chained by monotony, afraid to think, clinging to certainties... they live like ants.
(Bela Lugosi)

Great God of the Ants, thou hast granted victory to thy servants. I appoint thee honorary Colonel.
(Karel Capek)

Ants help cool down the Earth and reduce global warming.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Ants in New York City are eating foods meant for humans.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Ants play a variety of important roles in many ecosystems.
(Science Daily - News, )

The young spiderlings innately have a nose for these ants.
(Science Daily - News, )

Trap-jaw ants can snap their jaws shut at incredible speeds.
(Tech Times - Science, )

They marked ants with coloured spots (pictured) to track them.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Ants have a directional choice when exploring new surroundings.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Ants defend their colonies using a distributed decision network.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Unlike Derek Zoolander, ants don't have any difficulty turning left.
(Science Daily - News, )

Researchers say that ants help reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide gas.
(Tech Times - Science, )

If you've ever wondered what ants do when nature calls - wonder no more.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

There is a terrifying beauty in the bustling activity of an ants’ nest.
(The Independent - Science, )

Invasive fire ants have been a thorn in the sides of Southerners for years.
(Fox News - SciTech, )

It's not just people who love the food in New York City. So do certain ants.
(Fox News - Health, )

Newly discovered ants have domesticated a fungus deadly to other ant species.
(The New York Times - Science, )

Giant trap-jaw ants have a venomous sting, and can open their jaw 180 degrees.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Southern European spiders are genetically programmed to prefer harvester ants.
(Science Daily - News, )

Trap-jaw ants have mandibles with which they can jump by striking something solid.
(The New York Times - Science, )

Biologists have compared a database of modern ants with a database of fossil ants.
(Science Daily - News, )

Study of invasive fire ants in South Carolina yields supporting evidence, they say.
(Tech Times - Science, )

A caterpillar species in Japan uses pheromones to turn ants into zombie bodyguards.
(UPI - Science News, )

A physics-based model can explain how ants cooperate in steering food to their nest.
(Science Daily - News, )

The warm weather and balmy evenings have caused flying ants to swarm across the country.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

In spy terms, this new form of social parasitism allows ants to steal food from an enemy.
(Science Daily - News, )

Researchers in Israel have revealed how ants use team work to carry large chunks of food.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

A fungus uses the carpenter ants it kills to get at other potential victims in the colony.
(The New York Times - Science, )

As the name implies, its colonies include soldier ants with disproportionately large heads.
(Science Daily - News, )

A carefully balanced system of leaders and lifters allows ants to coordinate their efforts.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

It's an everyday experience for all kinds of animals including ants, birds, fish and people.
(Science Daily - News, )

A fungus is able to control the brain of one species of insect, turning them into zombie ants.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Hawaii is now facing a very real threat from little fire ants making its way across the islands.
(Tech Times - Science, )

A carnivorous plant uses raindrops as a power source to bounce ants into a trap, researchers find.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

See how a carnivorous pitcher plant uses raindrops as a power source to fling ants to their death.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

In a study involving 21 small colonies, researchers found that ants are extremely sanitary and neat.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Oakblue butterflies may use a variety of chemical strategies to deceive ants and avoid their attack.
(Science Daily - News, )

When it comes to making decisions, bees and ants can act against stereotype, says Robert M. Sapolsky.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

A statistical data from a few experiments suggest that ants tend to turn left more than turning right.
(Tech Times - Science, )

Dirty antennas don’t pick up scents, and that’s how ants, in particular, navigate and communicate.
(The New York Times - Science, )

Ants are the unlikely guardians of jumping spiders in their battle against aggressive spitting spiders.
(Science Daily - News, )

In a new study, physicists reveal how ants co-operate to carry huge chunks of food back to their nests.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

Ants promote the regeneration of these forests by dispersing seeds to safe sites for tree establishment.
(Science Daily - News, )

A new paper is designed to help scientists identify which species of trap-jaw ants they're dealing with.
(Science Daily - News, )

Kamikaze ants, wasps that lay eggs in live spiders -- these are just some recently discovered creatures.
(CNET News, )

Researchers reveal the secret of the success of invasive fire ants - they can excavate any type of soil.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

Study results indicate that symbiotic bacteria colonizing the ants inhibit pathogen growth on the leaves.
(Science Daily - News, )

New research has found that the majority of rock ants instinctively go left when entering unknown spaces.
(Science Daily - News, )

This study reveals that ants are one of the most powerful biological agents of mineral decay yet observed.
(Science Daily - News, )

To lug a large object, a number of ants surround it -- the back ones lift, those on the leading edge pull.
(Science Daily - News, )

Mirror turtle ants are the first-known ant species to use visual mimicry to parasitize another ant species.
(Science Daily - News, )

Harvester ants are more than just a convenient snack for the southern European spider, Euryopis episinoides.
(Science Daily - News, )

An award-winning conservation project to save the Tahiti monarch faces threats from rain, rats and fire ants.
(BBC News - Science & Environment, )

Research carried out by the University of Lausanne in Switzerland has shown that as ants age, they change job.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Parasitic butterfly larvae may mimic ants' acoustic signals to aid in the infiltration of their host colonies.
(Science Daily - News, )

Security threats, fire ants and flag-burners couldn't upset huge Anzac centenary commemorations in Queensland.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Ants are capable of complex problem-solving strategies that could be widely applied as optimization techniques.
(Science Daily - News, )

The tiny ants' aggressive behaviour was captured on camera in Wareham Forest, Dorset by a wildlife photographer.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

The Toronto Raptors have assigned rookie Bruno Caboclo to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.
(The Canadian Press in CBC Sports, )

Colonies of leaf-cutter ants cultivate thriving communities of fungi and bacteria using freshly cut plant material.
(Science Daily - News, )

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