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.
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