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used in She Said Yes

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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
  • People can call Cassie a martyr, but they're off track if they think she was this righteous, holy person, and that all she did was read her Bible.
    p. 134.9
  • -Within a day of the shootings at Columbine High, the story of Cassie's exchange with the boys who killed her was making headlines across the nation, and by the next day, people began calling her the "martyr of Littleton."
    p. 131.2
  • By that definition it's not at all inaccurate to call Cassie a martyr.
    p. 131.6
  • But even if Cassie's death is a martyrdom, it is an unlikely one.
    p. 131.8
  • I say that because before she was a martyr, she was a teen.
    p. 131.9
  • Like Cassandra recently told me: I just don't know how Cassie would respond to that label, "martyr."
    p. 133.9
  • To lift up Cassie as a martyr, then, is unnecessary.
    p. 135.4
  • Finally, it means daring to sacrifice all for Love's sake—not as a hero or a martyr, necessarily—but consistently and with conviction, in the small, everyday things that make up a life.
    p. 159.7
  • It was a tribute to the country's martyrs, and the translation ran something like this: "My death is not my own, but yours, and its significance depends on what you do with it."
    p. 160.6

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