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in effigy

Symbolically; publicly in the form of an effigy. (Typically used with the verbs "burn" or "hang.") In protest of the war, a large group has set about burning the president in effigy outside the White House.
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burn (one) in effigy

To set on fire something that symbolizes a person who one opposes. In protest of the war, a large group has set about burning the president in effigy.
See also: burn, effigy

burn someone in effigy

to burn a dummy or other figure that represents a hated person. For the third day in a row, they burned the king in effigy. Until they have burned you in effigy, you can't really be considered a famous leader.
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hang someone in effigy

Fig. to hang a dummy or some other figure of a hated person. They hanged the dictator in effigy. The angry mob hanged the president in effigy.
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in effigy

Symbolically. For example, That umpire was completely unfair-let's burn him in effigy. Now used only figuratively, this term formerly signified a way of carrying out the sentence of a criminal who had escaped, such as burn in effigy or hang in effigy. A dummy was made of the criminal or a detested political figure and subjected to the prescribed punishment. [c. 1600]
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in effigy

Symbolically, especially in the form of an effigy: The deposed dictator was burned in effigy by the crowd.
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An effigy of the "Gunpowder Plot" leader Guy Fawkes is burned on bonfires around the country to mark the occasion, along with fireworks displays.
The students created the effigy as they were not content with the Modi government that had come up with anti-poor and anti-people policies and they were symbolically destroying the evil of the government's policies," NSUI activist Sunny Diman told Gulf News.
Pitner said a local priest asked him to take down the effigy, but he plans to keep the display up and to change the signs daily.
But you don't need the sinister element of burning an effigy.
As we all know, a guy is a rope for holding up a tent, a shabby, ill-dressed man, an effigy burnt on Bonfire Night.
Twitter users criticised organisers, with one stating: "To those burning the effigy, you're racist, you insult me and you insult Scotland.
During this scene, the assistant yelled while shaking the effigy, threw the effigy on the ground, and pretended to shoot it while a speaker broadcasted loud gunshots.
From the conciliatory aim of the Bonchamps monument (with its emphasis on clemency for political enemies) erected by the Reconstruction government to the more "grassroots" organization and financing of the Cavaignac effigy, these various projects "emphasize the fluid threshold between tomb cult and political action," albeit differently (209).
Summary: Former miners in a South Yorkshire pit village have reacted to the pageantry in London by parading an effigy of Baroness Thatcher.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Palestinians burned an effigy of the Qatari emir in the West Bank to protest against Doha's foreign policy in the region.
The model for such a thing is obvious--the majority of England's kings and queens are interred in or under elaborate tomb chests that are topped with an effigy of the monarch, usually accompanied by their consort.
Following the attack and clash aftermath, MNS activists in retaliation came out in droves, targeted NCP offices in south Mumbai and suburbs, as well as Ahmednagar, Nanded, Akola, Yavatmal, Parbhani, Thane, damaged vehicles, and burnt Ajit Pawar's effigy.
FIVE teenagers who allegedly torched a lifesize effigy were arrested after posting the video on Facebook, the High Criminal Court heard yesterday.
This weekend, a 30ft effigy of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who has been stripped of this seven Tour de France titles, is to be burned in the Kent town of Edenbridge.
President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi were among the leaders who witnessed the burning of the effigy of Ravana, a symbol of evil, to mark the celebrations at Subhash Maidan near the