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Origin of straw man
Words nearby straw man
Example sentences from the Web for straw man
He then dismissed both of his own straw-man questions as “unfair,” which they are, before signing out of our conversation.Mayor Bloomberg’s Response to Sandy Leaves Many New Yorkers Out in the Cold|Harry Siegel|November 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Much of the opposition to allowing underage girls to buy the pill over the counter amounts to straw-man arguments.Michael Tomasky: A Progressive Defense of the White House on Plan B|Michael Tomasky|December 9, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Every boy brought a handful of nosegays and fastened them to the straw-man, who was thus enveloped in flowers.
Being condemned to death, the straw-man is led through the village, shot, and burned upon a pyre.
Sometimes a stuffed recamúchi (cacomistle, bassariscus) is used either in the place of a straw-man or in addition to it.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)|Carl Lumholtz
British Dictionary definitions for straw man
noun mainly US
Cultural definitions for straw man
A made-up version of an opponent's argument that can easily be defeated. To accuse people of attacking a straw man is to suggest that they are avoiding worthier opponents and more valid criticisms of their own position: “His speech had emotional appeal, but it wasn't really convincing because he attacked a straw man rather than addressing the real issues.”