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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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One who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty of witnessing to and refusing to renounce his religion or a tenet, principle, or practice belonging to it. (plural)

Usage examples (16)
  • Those who perished were called martyrs, that is, "witnesses."
  • They were written on the memorial stone of certain Italian martyrs --
  • To hold them indefinitely makes longer-term martyrs of them and does nothing for us.
  • HEMMER: But they mention the word martyrs and said several times the martyrs in Palestine. for more
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