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martyr
used in Henry IV, Part 2

2 uses
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Definition
someone who suffers for the sake of principle — especially someone killed for refusing to renounce their religion

or:

someone who suffers a great deal
  • Yea, but our valuation shall be such That every slight and false-derived cause, Yea, every idle, nice and wanton reason Shall to the king taste of this action; That, were our royal faiths martyrs in love, We shall be winnow'd with so rough a wind That even our corn shall seem as light as chaff And good from bad find no partition.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Yorkshire. Gaultree Forest (84% in)
  • If you be not too much cloy'd with fat meat, our humble author will continue the story, with Sir John in it, and make you merry with fair Katharine of France: where, for any thing I know, Falstaff shall die of a sweat, unless already a' be killed with your hard opinions; for Oldcastle died a martyr, and this is not the man.
    5.5 — Act 5 Scene 5 — A public place near Westminster Abbey (98% in)

There are no more uses of "martyr" in Henry IV, Part 2.

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