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 Meanings and Examples of MARTYR
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martyr
 n.  one who makes great sacrifices or suffers to further belief or principle; one who endures great suffering
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  In fact, a martyr to his family.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
2  You have eternity in which to explain and only one night to be a martyr in the amphitheater.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
3  Like a plethoric burning martyr, or a self-consuming misanthrope, once ignited, the whale supplies his own fuel and burns by his own body.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
4  "Yes, I'm a perfect martyr to it," said the lady.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
5  "St. Clare always laughs when I make the least allusion to my ill health," said Marie, with the voice of a suffering martyr.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
6  The martyr, when faced even by a death of bodily anguish and horror, finds in the very terror of his doom a strong stimulant and tonic.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
7  And let you, Stephen, make a novena to your holy patron saint, the first martyr, who is very powerful with God, that God may enlighten your mind.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
8  Dorian Gray stepped up on the dais with the air of a young Greek martyr, and made a little moue of discontent to Lord Henry, to whom he had rather taken a fancy.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
9  There is something of the martyr about her.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
10  It's perfectly maddening to think of those lovely limes, sighed Amy, with the air of a martyr.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVEN
11  Amy spoke bitterly, and turned her back on the exasperating martyr at her feet.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
12  Whether this romantic martyr to superstition and the melancholy mummer he had conversed with under the full moon were one and the same person remained as yet a problem.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
13  Bonacieux, the respectable martyr of the political and amorous intrigues which entangled themselves so nicely together at this gallant and chivalric period.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 13 MONSIEUR BONACIEUX
14  She thought he was laying there so still on purpose, playing the martyr; she attributed all possible understanding to him.
Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In III
15  This deep religious fatalism, painted so beautifully in "Uncle Tom," came soon to breed, as all fatalistic faiths will, the sensualist side by side with the martyr.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In X
Example Sentence:
1  She fought against racism all her life and died a martyr to the cause.
2  It is better to be a martyr than a confessor.
3  The tyrant dies and his rule ends, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
4  A simple plaque marks the spot where the martyr died.
5  For common people, the most important thing about a martyr is they're dead.
6  Pope Francis beatified 124 early Korean martyrs on Saturday at a mass in Seoul in which he urged people in affluent societies to listen to "the cry of the poor" among them.
7  Men have lost their reason in nothig so much as their religion, wherein stones and clouts make martyrs.