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martyr
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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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
  • Deeply as I have sinned, I have led a life of martyrdom to atone for it.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (96% in)

There are no more uses of "martyr" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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