martyr


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martyr

a person who suffers death rather than renounce his religious beliefs
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But humble as we are, and unpretending, in the matter of art, our researches among the painted monks and martyrs have not been wholly in vain.
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.
Erskine, who had presented him, a few days before, with a copy of "The Patriot Martyrs and other Poems," tried to catch a glimpse of the book over which Trefusis was so serious.
Say I am condemned, sir, if you please; but you know that God, who loves martyrs, sometimes permits the innocent to be condemned.
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.
His mouth was now as effectually stopt, as that of quack must be, if, in the midst of a declamation on the great virtues of his pills and powders, the corpse of one of his martyrs should be brought forth, and deposited before the stage, as a testimony of his skill.
He said that those who fought against the terrorism and embraced the martyr they were the real hero of the nation their sacrifices would be remembered in the history 'I salute them,' he added.
I salute the courage of parents of the martyr and the whole nation sides with the family of martyred Abdul Moeed,' he added.
Three years have passed but each year December 16 re-opens those wounds,' Tahir Khan, father of a martyr, said.
Singh on Saturday clarified on the controversy over words 'shaheed' or 'martyr' for policemen/soldiers killed in action and said all were martyrs but in the official parlance, it was termed as 'battle casualty'.