Hundreds have “martyred” themselves fighting Syrian despot Bashar al Assad.
Dozens of Saudis, Tunisians, Libyans and Jordanians have already been martyred in the Syrian civil war fighting for al-Nusra.
They say the ghost of a martyred virgin still haunts that district.
In the wake of 26/11, Scott-Clark and Levy report, the ISI perpetuated the lie that the ten gunmen had been martyred in Kashmir.
We certainly have no evidence that they were all martyred for their faith.
The church of Smyrna celebrated the anniversary of their martyred bishops passion with joy and gladness as his natal day.
Racked with sciatics, martyred with the stone, Will any mortal let himself alone?
I spoke, it may be remembered, of a document which had been placed in my hands by her martyred mother.
He and his principal follower were seized and about to be martyred.
Indeed, de Batz had no keys such as these to open the way for him to the presence of the martyred little King.
Old English martyr, from Late Latin martyr, from Doric Greek martyr, earlier martys (genitive martyros) in Christian use "martyr," literally "witness," probably related to mermera "care, trouble," from mermairein "be anxious or thoughtful," from PIE *(s)mrtu- (cf. Sanskrit smarati "remember," Latin memor "mindful;" see memory).
Adopted directly into most Germanic languages, but Norse substituted native formation pislarvattr, literally "torture-witness." General sense of "constant sufferer" is from 1550s. Martyr complex "exaggerated desire for self-sacrifice" is attested from 1920.
Old English martyrian, from martyr (see martyr (n.)). Middle English also had a verb martyrize.