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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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someone who suffers for the sake of principle — especially someone killed for refusing to renounce their religion


someone who suffers a great deal
  • I had not seen the Rev. Mr. Merrill climb—I suppose, shakily—to the stage; when I noticed him, he was standing beside the martyred Mary Magdalene.
    p. 420.8
  • As vividly as any number of the stories in the Bible, Owen Meany showed us what a martyr was.
    p. 8.1

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