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used in Picture of Dorian Gray - 13 chapter version

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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


someone who suffers a great deal
  • Dorian stepped up on the dais, with the air of a young Greek martyr, and made a little moue of discontent to Lord Henry, to whom he had rather taken a fancy.
    Chapter 2 (15% in)
  • There is something of the martyr about her.
    Chapter 7 (23% in)
  • Her death has all the pathetic uselessness of martyrdom, all its wasted beauty.
    Chapter 7 (23% in)
  • The orphreys were woven in a diaper of red and gold silk, and were starred with medallions of many saints and martyrs, among whom was St. Sebastian.
    Chapter 9 (66% in)

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