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used in Fahrenheit 451

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someone blamed or punished for the errors of others
  • You threw them off at the river. They can't admit it. ... So they're sniffing for a scapegoat to end things with a bang.
    p. 141.6
scapegoat = someone to blame or punish

(editor's note:  This expression comes from an ancient Jewish ritual in which the sins of the people were ritually transferred to a goat which was then driven into the desert away from the community.)
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