Sentence Examples


  • Whether that's because communities needed a scapegoat or a video game did spark the violence, it's clear that violence within a video game initiated a desire to cause destruction.
  • Old Maid is also known as a "scapegoat" card game, in which you try to not have a particular card in your hand.
  • No anger was felt; the zealous prior, the prophet and lawgiver of Florence, was made the popular scapegoat.
  • It is equally impossible to give a general survey of the purposes of sacrifice; not only are they too numerous but it is rare to find any but mixed forms; the scapegoat, for example, is also a messenger to the dead, and its flesh is eaten by the sacrificers.
  • The Iroquois sacrifice of the white dog bore in later times the character of a scapegoat festival; but it is doubtful how far this was an original feature.