to work as a puppeteer, by making puppets perform.
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How to use puppeteer in a sentence
If the puppeteer is doing their job expertly, they fall away and the puppet takes center stage.
She is a professional puppeteer, but that is not the most interesting fact about her.Gene Weingarten: Oh, is it your birthday? I don’t care. | Gene Weingarten | April 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Just being in the kitchen with a puppet, talking to her — and the puppeteer Michelle Zamora is an incredible woman, as well, super talented — it reminded me of how important it is to keep that spirit of childhood alive, especially in the kitchen.The Stars of Netflix’s ‘Waffles + Mochi’ Make the New Show a Delightful Watch | Jenny G. Zhang | March 19, 2021 | Eater
How her role became more “maternal rather than marital,” and branding Hawking an “all-powerful emperor” and “masterly puppeteer.”The Other Side of Stephen Hawking: Strippers, Aliens, and Disturbing Abuse Claims | Marlow Stern | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What would you rather watch: A speech by Ted Cruz or a performance by an anarchist puppeteer?
Three men have come forward to accuse Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with them when they were minors.Kevin Clash’s Accusers Speak Out About Sex With Elmo Puppeteer | Maria Elena Fernandez | December 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Three men have come forward to accuse ‘Sesame Street’ puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with them when they were minors.‘I Always Felt It Was Creepy’: Stories of Sex With Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash | Maria Elena Fernandez | December 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The first man to accuse Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash tells Maria Elena Fernandez how the relationship began.
I found by hasty experiments that Homer's mind was capable of controlling and manipulating the imbecile, like a puppeteer.The Short Life | Francis Donovan
Hell, Ill bet you pull more strings around this ship than a puppeteer.The Sex Life of the Gods | Michael Knerr
British Dictionary definitions for puppeteer
a person who manipulates puppets
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