Scapegoat in a Sentence  πŸ”Š

Definition of Scapegoat

a person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place

Examples of Scapegoat in a sentence

Even though Jim did not steal your wallet, you are still using him as a scapegoat to cover for your son’s thievery!  πŸ”Š

Because the detectives could not catch the real killer, they arrested a vagrant as a scapegoat to calm the worried public.  πŸ”Š

Now that the company is about to declare bankruptcy, upper level managers are looking for a scapegoat to save their own skins.  πŸ”Š

Although Jason made no important decisions in his household, his wife always made him the scapegoat whenever trouble occurred.  πŸ”Š

The older boy bullied his younger brother into being the scapegoat for the crime he committed.  πŸ”Š

Since the government was unsure of who the terrorists were, it chose an unknown sect as a scapegoat to get the press to move on to a different topic.  πŸ”Š

The president was unable to accept responsibility for his poor decisions so he passed the blame to one of his advisers and made the man a scapegoat.  πŸ”Š

When football fans look for someone to blame for a loss, they often turn the team’s quarterback into the scapegoat.  πŸ”Š

The young boy used the puppy as a scapegoat when his father came across the broken picture frame on the floor.  πŸ”Š

Rather than leave his family penniless, the dying man accepted two million dollars to be a scapegoat so a wealthy playboy would not be placed in prison for life.  πŸ”Š

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