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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A person who chooses to suffer or die rather than give up his or her religion or beliefs. Also: A person who suffers silently for a long time.

Usage examples (3)
  • He was a martyr of peace but was the victim of hate. If people can't let go of the hatred of their enemies they risk sowing the seeds of hate among themselves.
  • Journalist hero-martyr is really govt-sponsored hack, nothing is as it appears to be.
  • He has taken the last degree of glory, and set above his undying name the martyr's crown. for more
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