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  • This very fellow had been my butt for many years, without daring to lift his hand against me. Cited from From This World to the Next, by Henry Fielding #2
  • Stuart was a butt for even the well-meaning boys of the town. Cited from Bart Stirling's Road to Success, by Allen Chapman
  • He would teach her that he was more than a mere butt for her drollery. Cited from Charles Rex, by Ethel M. Dell
  • We had one probationer who constructed a very ingenious water-butt for boys. Cited from Better Dead, by J. M. Barrie
  • Both made him something of a butt for men who were less good and less devout, but brighter.
  • The poor dead lady was, in fact, a butt for these sharpshooters. Cited from Earthwork Out Of Tuscany, by Maurice Hewlett
  • Just by the kitchen door stood that useful thing, a butt for rainwater. Cited from The Secret of the Tower, by Hope, Anthony
  • She would be wholly out of her place -- a butt for impertinence -- perhaps worse. Cited from Helbeck of Bannisdale, Vol. I, Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • You have long been like a lame horse which makes its rider a butt for the laughter of children. Cited from The Emperor, by Georg Ebers, v5
  • "That does not concern me; I will not be the butt for your ill humor." Cited from Bel Ami, by Henri Rene Guy De Maupassant
  • Meanwhile the chamberlain would be his butt for the evening. Cited from Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House), by James S. De Benneville
  • I seemed to be The butt for jokes and laughter with the men-- I know not why. Cited from Toward the Gulf, by Edgar Lee Masters
  • The traveller newly returned from foreign lands was a great butt for the satirists. Cited from English Travellers of the Renaissance, by Clare Howard
  • He too must needs wear his four stars outside his Admiral's frock, to be a butt for sharp-shooters. Cited from Virginibus Puerisque, by Robert L. Stevenson
  • Still the innocent lad was on all possible occasions a butt for this miscreant. Cited from The Poor Scholar, by William Carleton
  • The newly-installed WORSHIPFUL is made the butt for every WORTHY brother to exercise his wit upon. Cited from The Mysteries of Free Masonry, by William Morgan
  • Our Foreign Office has served as a butt for a good deal of criticism of late years, some of which has perhaps not been wholly undeserved. Cited from Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918, by Charles Edward Callwell
  • You're merely a butt for our mirth. Cited from The Little Book of Modern Verse, Ed. Rittenhouse
  • After having been a pedlar for one night, and a butt for the elements during the whole of the next day, these comfortable circumstances fell on my heart like sunshine. Cited from Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition, by R.L. Stevenson
  • Bill shared the fate of all leaders when things go wrong, and, from being the idol of his fellows, became a butt for their gibes. Cited from Sea Urchins, by W. W. Jacobs
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