Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Scapegoat"

The meaning of "Scapegoat" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does scapegoat mean?
A: Is this a common word?
Q: What does scapegoat mean?
A: A scapegoat is someone or something that is blamed to distract from the real problem. For example, the U.S.’s entire government is corrupt but immigrants are used as a scapegoat for the country’s problems.
Q: What does scapegoat mean?
A: It means you're putting blame on somebody who is actually innocent but he's taking the blame for something that they didn't do

Example sentences using "Scapegoat"

Q: Please show me example sentences with scapegoat.
A: "Who’d have thought that I could fuel riots? I think I'm a scapegoat."

"Trump is defunding the WHO in the middle of a global pandemic. All because he needs a scapegoat to distract from his own failed response."

"We need to do something about these influencers. Make one of them a scapegoat."

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Q: Please show me example sentences with scapegoat .
A: We used the weather as our scapegoat so we wouldn't have to go outside.

The government was a popular scapegoat for our problems.

Synonyms of "Scapegoat" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between scapegoat and sacrifice ?
A: "Dang, they used Brian as a scapegoat for that mess, when it's all of us"

"Jesus was a sacrifice for our sins."

Other questions about "Scapegoat"

Q: They made a scapegoat of him.
Q: He was a scapegoat at school. does this sound natural?
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Q: That is only his scapegoat does this sound natural?
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