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['skeɪpgəut] брит. / амер.

  1. сущ.

    козёл отпущения

  2. гл.

    делать козла отпущения (из кого-л.)

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Finally, faced by a realization of inevitable failure, participants look for a scapegoat.
И наконец, осознав неизбежность неудачи, участники конференции 1933 года нашли козла отпущения.
James, HaroldДжеймс, Гарольд
еймс, Гарольд
Джеймс, Гароль
© Project Syndicate 1995 – 2010
mes, Harold
James, Harol
© Project Syndicate 1995 – 2010
Van Atta was onto something infinitely more valuable than mere vengeance for a punch in the jaw—a scapegoat.
Ван Атта задумал что-то намного более важное, чем простая месть за удар в челюсть. Он нашел козла отпущения!
Bujold, Lois McMaster / Falling FreeБуджолд, Лоис Макмастер / В свободном падении
В свободном падении
Буджолд, Лоис Макмастер
© 1988 by Lois McMaster Bujold
© 1996, АСТ
© Н. Кудряшов, перевод
Falling Free
Bujold, Lois McMaster
© 1988 by Lois McMaster Bujold
He laughed. “What a convenient scapegoat.
Он засмеялся: – Любимый козел отпущения.
Brown, Sandra / RicochetБраун, Сандра / Рикошет
Браун, Сандра
© 2006 by Sandra Brown Management Ltd.
© Перевод. С. Панина, 2010
© Издание на русском языке. ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2010
Brown, Sandra
© 2006 by Sandra Brown Management Ltd.
But there would be no scapegoat this time.
Однако теперь избавления не будет.
Rollins, James / Judas StrainРоллинс, Джеймс / Печать Иуды
Печать Иуды
Роллинс, Джеймс
© 2007 by Jim Czajkowski
© С. Саксин, перевод, 2009
© ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", издание на русском языке, 2009
Judas Strain
Rollins, James
© 2007 by Jim Czajkowski
Well, they've chosen their scapegoat, they've made me write the column of criticism and so life was made possible.
Ну и выбрали козла отпущения, заставили писать в отделении критики, и получилась жизнь.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Why am I and these poor wretches to be shut up here like scapegoats for all the rest?
Почему же я и вот эти несчастные должны сидеть тут за всех, как козлы отпущения?
Чехов, А.П. / Палата No. 6Chekhov, A. / Ward No. 6
Ward No. 6
Chekhov, A.
© 2009 Rowland Classics
Палата No. 6
Чехов, А.П.
© Издательство "Наука", 1974
Players, travelers, and gypsies have always been useful scapegoats for any misfortune, be it crop failure, famine, bad weather, or plague.
Актеры, путники и цыгане отлично подходят на роль козлов отпущения во время всякой беды — неурожая, голода, дурной погоды или чумы.
Harris, Joanne / Holy FoolsХаррис, Джоан / Блаженные шуты
Блаженные шуты
Харрис, Джоан
© 2003 by Joanne Harris
© Издательство Ольги Морозовой, 2007
© О. Кириченко, перевод, 2007
Holy Fools
Harris, Joanne
© 2004 by Frogspawn, Ltd.

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Word forms


Common casescapegoatscapegoats
Possessive casescapegoat'sscapegoats'


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)scapegoating
Past Participle (Participle II)scapegoated
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I scapegoatwe scapegoat
you scapegoatyou scapegoat
he/she/it scapegoatsthey scapegoat
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am scapegoatingwe are scapegoating
you are scapegoatingyou are scapegoating
he/she/it is scapegoatingthey are scapegoating
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have scapegoatedwe have scapegoated
you have scapegoatedyou have scapegoated
he/she/it has scapegoatedthey have scapegoated
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been scapegoatingwe have been scapegoating
you have been scapegoatingyou have been scapegoating
he/she/it has been scapegoatingthey have been scapegoating
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I scapegoatedwe scapegoated
you scapegoatedyou scapegoated
he/she/it scapegoatedthey scapegoated
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was scapegoatingwe were scapegoating
you were scapegoatingyou were scapegoating
he/she/it was scapegoatingthey were scapegoating
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had scapegoatedwe had scapegoated
you had scapegoatedyou had scapegoated
he/she/it had scapegoatedthey had scapegoated
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been scapegoatingwe had been scapegoating
you had been scapegoatingyou had been scapegoating
he/she/it had been scapegoatingthey had been scapegoating
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will scapegoatwe shall/will scapegoat
you will scapegoatyou will scapegoat
he/she/it will scapegoatthey will scapegoat
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be scapegoatingwe shall/will be scapegoating
you will be scapegoatingyou will be scapegoating
he/she/it will be scapegoatingthey will be scapegoating
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have scapegoatedwe shall/will have scapegoated
you will have scapegoatedyou will have scapegoated
he/she/it will have scapegoatedthey will have scapegoated
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been scapegoatingwe shall/will have been scapegoating
you will have been scapegoatingyou will have been scapegoating
he/she/it will have been scapegoatingthey will have been scapegoating
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would scapegoatwe should/would scapegoat
you would scapegoatyou would scapegoat
he/she/it would scapegoatthey would scapegoat
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be scapegoatingwe should/would be scapegoating
you would be scapegoatingyou would be scapegoating
he/she/it would be scapegoatingthey would be scapegoating
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have scapegoatedwe should/would have scapegoated
you would have scapegoatedyou would have scapegoated
he/she/it would have scapegoatedthey would have scapegoated
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been scapegoatingwe should/would have been scapegoating
you would have been scapegoatingyou would have been scapegoating
he/she/it would have been scapegoatingthey would have been scapegoating
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am scapegoatedwe are scapegoated
you are scapegoatedyou are scapegoated
he/she/it is scapegoatedthey are scapegoated
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being scapegoatedwe are being scapegoated
you are being scapegoatedyou are being scapegoated
he/she/it is being scapegoatedthey are being scapegoated
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been scapegoatedwe have been scapegoated
you have been scapegoatedyou have been scapegoated
he/she/it has been scapegoatedthey have been scapegoated
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was scapegoatedwe were scapegoated
you were scapegoatedyou were scapegoated
he/she/it was scapegoatedthey were scapegoated
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being scapegoatedwe were being scapegoated
you were being scapegoatedyou were being scapegoated
he/she/it was being scapegoatedthey were being scapegoated
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been scapegoatedwe had been scapegoated
you had been scapegoatedyou had been scapegoated
he/she/it had been scapegoatedthey had been scapegoated
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be scapegoatedwe shall/will be scapegoated
you will be scapegoatedyou will be scapegoated
he/she/it will be scapegoatedthey will be scapegoated
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been scapegoatedwe shall/will have been scapegoated
you will have been scapegoatedyou will have been scapegoated
he/she/it will have been scapegoatedthey will have been scapegoated