scape-goat

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  • Now, let me ask you if you remember such a thing as the scape-goat of the ancient Jews. Cited from Oak Openings, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • He will be looking for a scape-goat and it will be the colonel.
  • It is only the Irish nation that is made the scape-goat in such cases. Cited from The Land-War In Ireland (1870), by James Godkin
  • I have been dragged up under a cloud; made the scape-goat. Cited from The Cockaynes in Paris, by Blanchard Jerrold
  • It seemed I was going to be made the scape-goat. Cited from Jimgrim and Allah's Peace, by Talbot Mundy
  • I'll be -- I say I won't be made a scape-goat of in this way. Cited from An Arkansas Planter, by Opie Percival Read
  • I would write a leader on the subject, and introduce something about the land-scape-goat, only I know it would be cut out. Cited from Punch, Vol. 99, November 22, 1890, ed. by Sir Francis Burnand
  • She would have been the scape-goat, had any legal difficulties arisen. Cited from The Doctor's Dilemma, by Hesba Stretton
  • And the old basket-maker, having no friends, was a good scape-goat. Cited from The Hoosier Schoolmaster, by Edward Eggleston
  • The French hate him much for his conduct in 1814, but it is only making him the scape-goat. Cited from The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, by Walter Scott
  • The latter is called "a scape goat to make an atonement with the Lord." Cited from The Destiny of the Soul, by William Rounseville Alger
  • I saw that I stood marked to be the scape goat of the day, and humbly continued to deserve well, notwithstanding. Cited from The Gentleman of Fifty, by G. Meredith
  • He could not of course escape such rough usage of word and act as the crew had for each other, but he was to be no longer their chosen butt and scape-goat. Cited from The Boy Patriot, by Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • Naturally these negro boys quickly learned that they could escape punishment by falsely imputing to me all of their mischief and I was their scape-goat. Cited from 31 Yrs on the Plains and In the Mountains, Drannan
  • Billy Wright was selected to be the first scape goat of England being eliminated from the World Cup finals.
  • When we bring ourselves to thus correct our mistakes, our crops will be increased threefold, and Providence will no longer be made a scape-goat for us. Cited from Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 1, January 5, 1884., by Various
  • Was the bus driver only a scape-goat?
  • "Mary Stuart" must provide for her scape-goat. Cited from The Missing Link, by Edward Dyson
  • What a monstrous load of iniquity and nonsense that scape-goat has to carry! Cited from Homes And How To Make Them, by Eugene Gardner
  • Maria realized dimly that she was a scape-goat, but there was such terrible suffering in her father's face that she had no impulse to rebel. Cited from By the Light of the Soul, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
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