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immolate
used in Light in August

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Definition
commit suicide by burning as a protest or sacrifice

or:

offer as a sacrifice by killing or by giving up to destruction
  • A spiritual privacy so long intact that its own instinct for preservation had immolated it, its physical phase the strength and fortitude of a man.
    Chapter 11 (11% in)
  • Yet even then the music has still a quality stern and implacable, deliberate and without passion so much as immolation, pleading, asking, for not love, not life, forbidding it to others, demanding in sonorous tones death as though death were the boon, like all Protestant music.
    Chapter 16 (17% in)

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