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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
  • Then he thought of the meeting, the great mass meeting where her uncle was publicly to make a martyr of himself tonight.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (37% in)
  • 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.
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (89% in)
  • "My friends," was his remark—the one to appear in all the papers—"I refuse to be an accomplice in the manufacturing of martyrs."
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (32% in)
  • 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.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (5% in)
  • She took little interest in Helen; there was no martyrdom in loving Helen.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (9% in)
  • So what is the use of being a martyr to the impossible?
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (97% in)
  • So you people made a martyr out of me, after all.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (16% in)
  • It's so graceless, being a martyr.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (16% in)
  • Letting oneself be martyred by the kind of people we saw frolicking tonight.
    3.8 — Part 3 Chapter 8 (81% in)
  • Mr. Caleb Bradley was martyred by the bad taste of his tenants.
    4.1 — Part 4 Chapter 1 (85% in)
  • 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.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (55% in)

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