[ US /ˈskeɪpˌɡoʊt/ ]
[ UK /skˈe‍ɪpɡə‍ʊt/ ]
  1. someone who is punished for the errors of others
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How To Use scapegoat In A Sentence

  • The obvious thing to do would be to find a scapegoat, so they blame it on the bugs.
  • Once this message comes out, immediateness causes netizen heat to discuss, the netizen suspects these two employee became Baidu to be personal absolve " scapegoat " .
  • The doctors responsible for children's heart surgery in Bristol provided convenient scapegoats.
  • One result of careless scapegoating is that there is little or no time spent asking and answering the hard questions.
  • For me, my perspective is this: it's easy to scapegoat or to try to scapegoat one person or another.
  • The crisis ends with the victimisation of the guilty scapegoat through collective violence.
  • Besides the goat offered for the people the blood of which was sprinkled before the mercy seat, the high priest led forth a second goat, namely, the scapegoat; over it he confessed the people's sins, putting them on the head of the goat, which was sent as the sin-bearer into the wilderness out of sight, implying that the atonement effected by the goat sin offering (of which the ceremony of the scapegoat is a part, and not distinct from the sin offering) consisted in the transfer of the people's sins on the goat, and their consequent removal out of sight. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • Perhaps he simply died; but perhaps also he was made a scapegoat for his Persian policy.
  • This week, Mr Dhillon wrote to our letters page to say he denied all the allegations in their entirety, claiming that he was being ‘used as a scapegoat in political wranglings arising from spurious and vexatious allegations’.
  • Well, I think the Catholic Church isn't looking to scapegoat anyone.
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