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If presidents are often thought of as figureheads for a political party, video game presidents are stand-ins for many different functions.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson, whose fears of change include a dystopian Starbucks-drinking future, is the chief figurehead of the Say Anything style.
He quickly realized he was more of a figurehead, he said, than someone who had significant control over the chain.Profit and pain: How California’s largest nursing home chain amassed millions as scrutiny mounted|Debbie Cenziper, Joel Jacobs, Alice Crites, Will Englund|December 31, 2020|Washington Post
Not only is the highly esteemed Berners-Lee the figurehead for Inrupt, but the company also has cybersecurity guru Bruce Schneier as its chief of security architecture.Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee’s Solid data-privacy project enters the real world|David Meyer|November 9, 2020|Fortune
It’s not even so much policy-based, I just think politics has become so much of a machine — and I like having the feeling that one person can ultimately make the decision, that he is not just the figurehead and the machine is running everything.
How will we know if Kim, when he eventually surfaces, is ruler or figurehead?
Waters herself is a gay figurehead, but again she shrinks from any compliments.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance|Tim Teeman|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Less than 12 hours later, they lost their inspirational figurehead.Aaahm Ooot! SNP Leader Salmond Quits After Failed Vote|Nico Hines|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He may be a figurehead, but the president who is elected today is worth keeping an eye on for signs of where Pakistan is going.
Indeed, Medvedev was never really more than a figurehead president, despite the theoretically huge powers attached to the job.
The statues here, and the lions before the Prince of Orange's palace, would disgrace almost the figurehead of a ship.Little Travels and Roadside Sketches|William Makepeace Thackeray
Without power or privileges, she was a mere figurehead—a good mother looking after her family.Women of Modern France|Hugo P. Thieme
The Speaking Oak then bade him cut off one of its great limbs, and carve from it a figurehead for his ship.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
Would people really prefer a figurehead and a symbol of undisputed authority?With a Vengeance|J. B. Woodley
Walking steadily, but with a face set as the figurehead on one of his own ships, the captain went to answer the knock.Cy Whittaker's Place|Joseph C. Lincoln