martyr


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martyr

a person who suffers death rather than renounce his religious beliefs
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Now it does give me real pain to speak in this almost unappreciative way of the old masters and their martyrs, because good friends of mine in the ship--friends who do thoroughly and conscientiously appreciate them and are in every way competent to discriminate between good pictures and inferior ones--have urged me for my own sake not to make public the fact that I lack this appreciation and this critical discrimination myself.
The Renaissance pictures suit me very well, though sooth to say its school were too much given to painting real men and did not indulge enough in martyrs.
If anybody, my lord,' added Mr Wititterly, wheeling round to the nobleman, 'will produce to me a greater martyr than Mrs Wititterly, all I can say is, that I shall be glad to see that martyr, whether male or female--that's all, my lord.
Sturdily holding to their own opinions, they thought incessant repetitions of Saints, Martyrs, and Holy Families, monotonous and uninteresting--and said so.
Maston grieved much for the loss of his poor squirrel, and proposed to add its case to that of other martyrs to science.
First in time among his poems of these years stands 'The Legend of Good Women,' a series of romantic biographies of famous ladies of classical legend and history, whom it pleases Chaucer to designate as martyrs of love; but more important than the stories themselves is the Prolog, where he chats with delightful frankness about his own ideas and tastes.
On the contrary, I believe, if the number of those who recover by physic could be opposed to that of the martyrs to it, the former would rather exceed the latter.
On her part, Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Office of the Martyr Fatma Al-Amir delivered a speech in which she greeted the attendees.
Riyadh, Safar 23, 1437, December 05, 2015, SPA -- Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Minister of the National Guard, conveyed on Saturday condolence of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the family of the martyr Corporal Naer bin Ghazi Al-Buqami who was martyred yesterday after he was injured by a projectile in Najran while he was defending his religion and his country's borders.
Messages expressing gratitude and appreciation poured in from the families of the martyred soldiers, all of whom voiced their pride in calling their family member a UAE martyr.
He always dreamt of being a soldier in the UAE armed forces to defend this land and people, sacrifice his blood for his nation, and die as a martyr to seek forgiveness for his family and be in paradise in the Hereafter.