SACRIFICE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SACRIFICE
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sacrifice
 v.  give up something that is valuable to help another person
 v.  kill an animal and offer it to a god or gods
Classic Sentence: (155 in 11 pages)
1  "I know how you feel but there isn't any sacrifice too great for the Cause," broke in Mrs. Elsing in a soft voice that settled matters.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  I know what a sacrifice it must have been for you to come out tonight.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
3  I am asking a sacrifice but a sacrifice so small compared with the sacrifices our gallant men in gray are making that it will seem laughably small.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
4  Accept, dear Madam, this token of my reverence for your courage and do not think that your sacrifice has been in vain, for this ring has been redeemed at ten times its value.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
5  She would sacrifice anything for Ashley.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
6  And I am hurt, Scarlett, that you do not take my gallant sacrifice with better spirit.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
7  Scarlett knew he was carrying these taxes for her at a great sacrifice.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
8  Scarlett gathered that no sacrifice, even though it be muddy shoes, was too great to show loyalty to the Confederacy in so far as Miss Pittypat was concerned.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
9  She wasn't like these people who had gambled everything on a Cause that was gone and were content to be proud of having lost that Cause, because it was worth any sacrifice.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
10  But for all her labor and sacrifice and resourcefulness, her small beginnings purchased at so great a cost might be snatched away from her at any minute.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
11  And complete understanding, because he, like her, saw truth as truth, unobstructed by impractical notions of honor, sacrifice, or high belief in human nature.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXII
12  If one did drag one's self out of bed at such an hour, and come down fresh and radiant to the monotony of note-writing, some special recognition of the sacrifice seemed fitting.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
13  To characters like Gerty's such a sacrifice constitutes a moral claim on the part of the person in whose behalf it has been made.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
14  Mysteriously aching, nebulously sad, she slipped away, half-convinced but only half-convinced that it was horrible and unnatural, this postponement of release of mother-affection, this sacrifice to her opinionation and to his cautious desire for prosperity.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
15  The barbarity of that willingness to sacrifice other children so that one child might have too much was impossible to her.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  Touch the soul of the heart not sacrifice.
2  Soldiers who die for their country have made the supreme sacrifice.
3  You don't have to sacrifice environmental protection to promote economic growth.
4  The minister stressed the need for economic sacrifice.
5  Whenever you have an aim you must sacrifice something of freedom to attain it.
6  In those days people might sacrifice a goat or sheep to propitiate an angry god.
7  Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing.
8  The makers of the product assured us that there had been no sacrifice of quality.
9  It's wrong to sacrifice quality to quantity.
10  Getting rich isn't worth the sacrifice of your principles.
11  Hale's eyes stare knowingly at the viewer, a human sacrifice to an alienated and consumerist culture.
12  Without that struggle, his sacrifice is a meaningless loss or gesture.
13  I shall show the higher part intellect plays in conjugal love, the control, restraint, forbearance, sacrifice.
14  The days of the dutiful wife, who sacrifices her career for her husband, are over.
15  Her parents made sacrifices so that she could have a good education.