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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The first person who is put to death or endures great suffering on behalf of any belief, principle, or cause

Usage examples (24)
  • He was the first protomartyr.
  • Στέφανος is known as the protomartyr of Christianity and venerated by the Roman Catholic,
  • How came they then to stone the protomartyr Stephen?
  • St. Alban's was founded, as its name implies, in honor of the English protomartyr, whose bones were said to have been discovered on that interesting site, and afterwards... for more
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