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Definition of "straw-man" []

  • A figure of a man made from straw (noun)

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Use "straw-man" in a sentence
  • "Because your are making a straw-man argument and undermining your appeal for “open minds”."
  • "I actually agree with much of their criticism of religion, but ultimately, I think that the version of God they are trying to disprove is nothing more than a straw-man."
  • "Making a straw-man argument, of course, involves misrepresenting a position opposed to your own so that you can beat up on it easily."
  • "Because your are making a straw-man argument and undermining your appeal for “open minds”."
  • "You are putting up a straw-man that people want hispanic immigration restricted because they do not all act exactly like anglo-americans with a tan, when in fact we would settle merely for lower rates of illegitimacy, crime, and other social pathologies, which do in fact have negative impacts on people other than the individual carriers of those social pathologies."
  • "I might be willing to step into the straw-man role, depending on how you define "on the verge.""