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  1. scapegoatnoun

    To blame something for the problems of a given society without evidence to back up the claim.

    He is making me a scapegoat.

    fall guy, patsy, whipping boy

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  1. scapegoat, whipping boynoun

    someone who is punished for the errors of others

    whipping boy

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  1. List of paraphrases for "scapegoat":

    scapegoating, patsy, emissary, outfall

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  1. Rod Serling:

    The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices -- to be found in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own -- for the children and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.

  2. Masood Solangi:

    The doctor has been made into a scapegoat for the larger crisis in the region, my opinion is that the work he has done has been done according to law. The case against him can not be proved.

  3. Sarah Henchoz:

    I have had some clients with staff resistant to being a senior manager, worried they are going to be kept awake at night about what their team is doing, and if something goes wrong, will they be the scapegoat.

  4. Bridget Anne Kelly:

    I will not allow Bridget Anne Kelly to be the scapegoat in this case, and I look very much forward to the appeal.

  5. Cedric Richmond:

    I am not going to let them use Steve as a scapegoat to score political points when I know him and know his family.

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