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lay figures

noun
plural of lay figure

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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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“Lay figures.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lay%20figures. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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