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martyr
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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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
  • I have long relied on the comforts of martyrdom.
    Book 5 — Exodus (22% in)

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