verb (used with object)
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Origin of martyr
OTHER WORDS FROM martyrmar·tyr·ish, adjectivemar·tyr·ly, adverb, adjectiveun·mar·tyred, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for martyr
Conservative Muslim women in Turkey hailed Esme as a martyr and a symbol of female strength and resistance.Allah, Mom, and Baklava: Turkish President Uses Mothers and Kids as Political Pawns|Xanthe Ackerman|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He informed her that Hamzat had “become a shahid,” a martyr, and he was dead.
With that, writes historian Edward Larson, “The fundamentalist movement acquired a martyr.”The Scopes Monkey Trial 2.0: It’s Not About the Stupid Science-Deniers|Michael Schulson|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Claiming that moderation in a time of such crisis is no virtue,” the martyr of American Russian studies declared.Meet the Anti-Semites, Truthers, and Alaska Pol at D.C.’s Pro-Putin Soiree|James Kirchick|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA), the House Armed Services Committee chairman, cast Cantor as a martyr for his party.Republicans Panicked After Eric Cantor Loss: ‘This Is Like Robespierre’|Ben Jacobs, Tim Mak|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And instead of receiving military promotion he became a martyr.The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation|Ernst Von Dobschutz
One of the boating men made a martyr of himself and took the mother.Original Short Stories, Volume 12 (of 13)|Guy de Maupassant
They took with them a relic, supposed to be the body of St. Clement of Rome, a martyr.Curiosities of Christian History|Croake James
He was sent out on a mission to the East Indies and Japan, and gave himself to the work with a martyr's devotion.The Story of the Hymns and Tunes|Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
He was wearing an expression of beatific patience; he would have made a fine study for a picture of the martyr at the stake.The Deluge|David Graham Phillips