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noun as in puppet

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Depending on the dose of dopamine, the chip controlled the limb like a marionette.

Remy is, of course, an animated talking rat, and this is a movie that presumes, among other things, that a human body is an elaborate marionette operated by hair.

From Eater

She should have spent that summer morning swimming in a pool or running around a playground, not dangling from a machine like a marionette.

A porcelain marionette on the shelf of your childhood bedroom.

From Quartz

Have you ever been on a film and felt manipulated by a director, sort of like a marionette?

Dodi, I remember, looked like a mangled marionette, his limbs twisted in impossible positions.

He had gone on to such projects as a 28-foot marionette for the 1965 Balanchine production of Don Quixote.

How did anyone know we were going to have a marionette show?

You do not seem to be aware of the identity of the marionette who has just been killed.

If all these fail how can a marionette be expected to succeed?

He held by the hand a little French girl, dark, small, looking almost like a marionette in her slim tailor-made costume.

Mr. Chamberlain had caught the infection, and was salaaming across the world to Mr. Kruger, like a marionette out of a box.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to marionette, such as: doll, dummy, figurine, manikin, moppet, and fantoccini.

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