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used in Chasing Lincoln's Killer

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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
  • Lincoln was transformed from a controversial and often unpopular war leader into a martyr and hero.
    p. 138.5
  • Stanton knew that if any person in Washington deserved a precious lock of the martyr's hair, it was Mary Jane Welles.
    p. 105.3
  • The nation could hardly bury its martyred Father Abraham with a lead ball lodged in his brain.
    p. 109.9

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