Words nearby scapegoat
How to use scapegoat in a sentence
After Valencia left, she worried that the city’s response to Congress over facial recognition two years prior would come back to haunt her — and she feared becoming the scapegoat.San Diego Held Back Materials Sought by Congress on Facial Recognition|Jesse Marx|May 3, 2021|Voice of San Diego
They’ve been a frequent scapegoat during economic woes and disease outbreaks, and in wartime propaganda.
The combination of affective polarization, racism, inequality, isolation and mistrust has radicalized a meaningful minority of the nation, making it easy to find scapegoats and boogeymen.
When tragedy strikes her town, Ada decides to light out for the territory before grieving families start building gallows and looking for a scapegoat.In Anna North’s riveting ‘Outlawed,’ there’s nothing more dangerous than a childless woman|Ron Charles|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Critics, however, argue that the president is using a scapegoat, and that he’s relying on false evidence, like a non-existent article published in noted medical journal, The Lancet.The World Health Organization is leaning on big tech to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic|Nicole Goodkind|October 1, 2020|Fortune
They are vouching for Shadman, saying he is a scapegoat of a shoddy investigation.
Smith, the current police chief, called Lee a “scapegoat” who was “thrown to the wolves” to satisfy political critics.Florida Cops on What Ferguson Can Learn From Trayvon|Chris Francescani|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, as in countless other countries (Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria), LGBT people are a convenient scapegoat.
Contending that he was being used as a scapegoat, Palmer asked for a trade.
Instead, as the Democratic party proliferates a “war on women,” they choose Akin as the sole scapegoat.It Sounds Like Todd Akin Only Wants to Talk About Rape|Gideon Resnick|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He felt himself "accursed by all," the "scapegoat on whom all the faults of Israel will be heaped with a curse."The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
For a time Tommy Kerr, who had been twice run in, had served as a scapegoat, but that was little permanent help.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions
The squatter had been the scapegoat upon which had been heaped the sins of a girl no one had thought capable of doing wrong.Tess of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
It came to nothing, but gave him as a scapegoat to the revilings of those with whom soldiers had become so unpopular.Thirty Years in Australia|Ada Cambridge
He pulled the unresisting scapegoat out of his chair and hustled him to the rear of the office.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
British Dictionary definitions for scapegoat
Word Origin for scapegoat
Cultural definitions for scapegoat
A person or group that is made to bear blame for others. According to the Old Testament, on the Day of Atonement, a priest would confess all the sins of the Israelites over the head of a goat and then drive it into the wilderness, symbolically bearing their sins away.