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scapegoat
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Jane Eyre
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  • I know that had I been a sanguine, brilliant, careless, exacting, handsome, romping child — though equally dependent and friendless — Mrs. Reed would have endured my presence more complacently; her children would have entertained for me more of the cordiality of fellow-feeling; the servants would have been less prone to make me the scapegoat of the nursery.

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  • She is a convenient scapegoat because she was chosen by the last administration.
  • The press will continue to investigate unless we designate a scapegoat.

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