Noun(1) one who suffers for the sake of principle(2) one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion
Verb(1) kill as a martyr(2) torture and torment like a martyr
(1) Mira rejected the official history that viewed her mother as a traitor, preferring instead to cast her as a martyr to the partisan cause.(2) Those who love to play the martyr submerge their own personalities. They devote a lifetime to unnecessary servitude and privation.(3) The rumour then said that the failed registration was planned in order to make the leader look like a martyr and win the sympathy of the people.(4) You so love to play the martyr though, don't you?(5) Do not martyr yourself, as you will only be resented for doing so! All of the children will benefit from the role model of a mother who takes her own needs seriously.(6) On one extreme, we may decide to play the martyr -- to keep quiet and endure great pains so as not to create a scene or disrupt others.(7) If he dies he becomes a martyr to the cause.(8) He seemed to embrace the role of the free-speech martyr .(9) Becoming a mother shouldn't mean being a martyr to pain but it often does.(10) Instead, she becomes a martyr and as she does so we start to lose sympathy.(11) Suzie knows from experience that being a martyr to the workplace is an addiction, and she helps people break out of it.(12) Ever since he first stood upright, man has been a martyr to his back.(13) In her defense she said at the council meeting the report was tabled, she was ├ö├ç├┐happy to be a martyr to the ratepayers of this area├ö├ç├û.(14) It is a martyr to mildew however and I have found it grows best in damp soil with shade for at least part of the day.(15) That, my guidebook tells me, is the one colour you really should not wear because it is associated with the enemy of the holy martyr .(16) Displaying all a martyr 's egotism, she spoke of the inevitability of an outpouring of support or anger.
3. martyrize ::
Different Formsmartyr, martyrdom, martyred, martyring, martyrs
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