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martyr
used in Jane Eyre

5 uses
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Definition
someone who dies or suffers to uphold principles — especially someone killed for refusing to renounce their religion, or someone who commits a suicide death in the name of their religion

or:

someone who suffers a great deal
  • It was as if a martyr, a hero, had passed a slave or victim, and imparted strength in the transit.
    Chapter 7 (95% in)
  • A brief address on those occasions would not be mistimed, wherein a judicious instructor would take the opportunity of referring to the sufferings of the primitive Christians; to the torments of martyrs; to the exhortations of our blessed Lord Himself, calling upon His disciples to take up their cross and follow Him; to His warnings that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God; to His divine consolations, "If ye suffer hunger or...
    Chapter 7 (44% in)
  • I have suffered a martyrdom from their incompetency and caprice.
    Chapter 17 (79% in)
  • And then she would pout like a disappointed child; a pensive cloud would soften her radiant vivacity; she would withdraw her hand hastily from his, and turn in transient petulance from his aspect, at once so heroic and so martyr-like.
    Chapter 32 (21% in)
  • No: such a martyrdom would be monstrous.
    Chapter 34 (76% in)

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