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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • Dorian Gray stepped up on the dais, with the air of a young Greek martyr, and made a little moue of discontent to Lord Henry, to whom he had rather taken a fancy.
  • Her death has all the pathetic uselessness of martyrdom, all its wasted beauty.
  • The orphreys were woven in a diaper of red and gold silk, and were starred with medallions of many saints and martyrs, among whom was St. Sebastian.
  • There is something of the martyr about her.

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  • Many believe that all of the Apostles were martyred except John; however, the Bible reports only on the martyrdom of James.
  • For 250 years it was a martyrs’ church; the persecutions were fueled by the refusal of Christians to worship the state and the Roman emperor.
    History of Christianity - Wikipedia  -- 05/20/06)

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