verb (used with object), sac·ri·ficed, sac·ri·fic·ing.
verb (used without object), sac·ri·ficed, sac·ri·fic·ing.
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Unfortunately, the last month has changed the sacrifices we must make to try to avoid the coronavirus.
To express national gratitude requires rewarding national service as part of the social contract in exchange for sacrifice.Veterans Day is a time to consider how to reward front-line covid-19 workers|James Grossman, Laura McEnaney|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
I know they’re itching to go see people, just like regular students, but you’ve got to make sacrifices in order to do what you want to do.Pickup games, one-on-one and a wedding: How Virginia basketball spent the pandemic|Gene Wang|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
They don’t want to be watched over or babysat or told what to do, and I can understand that, but I’d like to believe we’re still capable of making a communal sacrifice.
There are still some solid options if you need to save cash, but you’ll more than likely find yourself making a couple of sacrifices.
The Good Wife leaves us wondering how many people have sacrificed their beliefs for their careers.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism|Regina Lizik|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to Doha News, it was around this time that Al-Thani sacrificed his Supercomplication watch to pay for the debts.The Mysterious Death of the Art World’s Favorite Sheikh|Lizzie Crocker|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Predictably, state funding for mental health services is sacrificed during downturns, like the Recession we just experienced.
They were presumably brought down and sacrificed in ATM to help garner favor for a possibly ailing community.The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors|Nina Strochlic|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The adorned temple of Haldi was described as having multiple gates, where large numbers of animals were sacrificed.Iraq’s Long-Lost Mythical Temple Has Been Found…and Is In Danger of Disappearing Again|Nina Strochlic|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She had sacrificed herself to him; therefore he had sacrificed himself to her.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
Then he sacrificed young men and maidens: but the blood still bubbled.The Expositor's Bible|F. W. Farrar
But "I have sacrificed the pleasure of meeting my loved ones, and given up all, for the good of this people."The Story of a Life|J. Breckenridge Ellis
Robespierre might have saved Danton: he preferred to let him be sacrificed.The French Revolution|Hilaire Belloc
And yet, after the stress of war, she had sacrificed all that she held most dear in order to become the friend of Weirmarsh.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux