Examples of figurehead in a Sentence
The king is merely a figurehead; the government is really run by elected officials.
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But Sirleaf was in some ways an unlikely figurehead for that new awakening.
If Deckard is a replicant, his and Rachael's daughter Dr. Ana Stelline (Carla Juri) represents everything Wallace hopes and nothing Joshi fears, while her usefulness as a figurehead for Freysa’s rebellion becomes somewhat debatable.
In general, amateur guest conductors are magnanimous figureheads whose contributions are more important to the bottom line than the music.
Not Just Trump: Never-Trumpers don’t understand that the president is just the figurehead of an ideological movement created to oppose the GOP establishment.
As that compilation holds at No. 2, modern-day progressive rock figurehead Steven Wilson scores a career-best No. 3 debut with To The Bone (Caroline/Universal).
In many ways, the evolution of the Christmas message mirrors the royal family's struggle to transform into a modern monarchy—to balance their roles as iconic figureheads with the insatiable thirst for information about their lives and relationships.
Now well-known as a figurehead in the New Malden community, Kim Joo Il is determined to be a thorn in the side of the dictatorship.
Without her, the red shirts have no political figurehead, says Michael Montesano of the Institute of South-East Asian Studies, a think-tank in Singapore.
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