Jim Henson founded his company in 1958, inventing the term ‘muppet’ as a cross between the words marionette and puppet.
His words became little white letters on the bottom of the screen for my benefit, his mouth moving soundlessly like a marionette , a puppet with his strings drawn by the public.
The figure dances, like a marionette whose strings are pulled by popular music; yet the figure is also flexible, suggestive perhaps of the flexibility of style itself.
She suddenly felt as if she were a marionette whose strings were pulled so taut that she was forced onto her toes, her head pulled back.
I chose to start with the medical exam because I wanted to show the weakness of the human body in a situation in which the body seems to be moved by strings, like a marionette .
many officers dismissed him as the mayor's marionette
A marionette danced on strings, a jester decking in bells and bright red and yellow.
In Movement of Animals Aristotle likened the body's actions to those of a marionette , in that the bones correspond to the pegs and the sinews to the strings which cause movements.
the bird bobs up and down like a marionette
Reaching out, the fingers started waggling like a marionette having its strings being pulled.