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lay figure

noun

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one that is or can be used to further the purposes of another
  • the novel's characters are not fully fleshed humans, but are simply lay figures strutted out to serve as mouthpieces for conflicting points of view

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The first known use of lay figure was in 1795

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“Lay figure.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lay%20figure. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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