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  • Then he thought of the meeting, the great mass meeting where her uncle was publicly to make a martyr of himself tonight.
  • Here you are, saying to yourself how grand old Cameron is, a noble fighter, a martyr to a lost cause, and you’d just love to die on the barricades with me and to eat in dime lunch-wagons with me for the rest of your life.
  • She took little interest in Helen; there was no martyrdom in loving Helen.
  • "My friends," was his remark—the one to appear in all the papers—"I refuse to be an accomplice in the manufacturing of martyrs."
  • So what is the use of being a martyr to the impossible?
  • So you people made a martyr out of me, after all.
  • It’s so graceless, being a martyr.
  • Letting oneself be martyred by the kind of people we saw frolicking tonight.
  • Mr. Caleb Bradley was martyred by the bad taste of his tenants.
  • The Banner ran articles on man martyred by society: Socrates, Galileo, Pasteur, the thinkers, the scientists, a long, heroic line—each a man who stood alone, the man who defied men.
  • It was difficult to punish Ellsworth under any circumstances, because of his fragile body and delicate health; besides, it seemed wrong to chastise a boy who had sacrificed himself to avenge injustice, and done it bravely, in the open, ignoring his own physical weakness; somehow, he looked like a martyr.

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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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