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1‘a victim of violent crime’
sufferer, injured party, casualty, injured person, wounded person
dead person, fatality, loss
2‘they intended me to be the victim of a confidence trick’
dupe, easy target, easy prey, fair game, sitting target, everybody's fool, stooge, gull, fool, Aunt Sally
target, prey, quarry, object, subject, recipient, focus
informal sitting duck, sucker, fall guy, pushover, soft touch, easy touch, chump, muggins, charlie
North American informal patsy, pigeon, sap, schlemiel, mark
Australian NZ informal dill
3‘he offered himself as a sacrificial victim’
sacrifice, offering, burnt offering, scapegoat
‘the girls had fallen victim to a flu epidemic’
fall ill with, be stricken with, become infected with, catch, develop, contract, pick up
succumb to, be overcome by, be overwhelmed by
come down with, go down with
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