Origin of marionette
Examples from the Web for marionette
Have you ever been on a film and felt manipulated by a director, sort of like a marionette?Keanu Reeves Dishes On Kung Fu, Amazon Drones, Directing ‘Man of Tai Chi,’ And More|Marlow Stern|December 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He had gone on to such projects as a 28-foot marionette for the 1965 Balanchine production of Don Quixote.Big Bird’s Big Gay Love Story: From Birth to the 2012 Presidential Race|Michael Daly|October 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In epicurean Rome it was a marionette that invited you to wreathe yourself with roses before they could fade.The Lords of the Ghostland|Edgar Saltus
I should like to do so,” the Marionette answered, “for it is our last meeting.Adventures in Toyland|Edith King Hall
Alidoro laughingly held out his paw to the Marionette, who shook it heartily, feeling that now he and the Dog were good friends.
The poor Marionette was caught in a trap set there by a Farmer for some Weasels which came every night to steal his chickens.
His locomotion was not his own: his master moved his arms and legs for him as if he were a marionette.Eugenics and Other Evils|G. K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for marionette
Word Origin for marionette
Word Origin and History for marionette
puppet worked by strings, c.1620, literally "little little Mary," from French marionette (16c.), diminutive of Old French mariole "figurine, idol, picture of the Virgin Mary," diminutive of Marie (see Mary).