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In death, Babbitt has become a martyr to many on the far right.
U.S. CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER CLEARED OF WRONGDOING IN FATAL SHOOTING OF ASHLI BABBITT DURING CAPITOL ATTACKKEITH L. ALEXANDER, JUSTIN JOUVENAL, SPENCER HSUAPRIL 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Since the fatal shooting, Lemp has become a martyr among anti-government extremists around the country.
BODY-CAM VIDEO IN FATAL DUNCAN LEMP RAID CONFIRMS POLICE DID NOT RECORD SHOOTINGDAN MORSEJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Those were individuals who were just trying to live, not trying to be martyrs or tokens for political platforms or politicians.
THE WAY WE EXPRESS GRIEF FOR STRANGERS IS CHANGINGTANYA BASUDECEMBER 3, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The gains of the civil rights era, earned through mass protest and the blood of martyrs, again prompted a conservative backlash.
THIS YEAR’S ELECTIONS WILL DECIDE WHETHER AMERICA WITNESSES A THIRD RECONSTRUCTIONDAVID LOVEOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Another thing I think is really important is that right now we expect people to be sort of martyrs if they enter into government service and then they turn around and become lobbyists to make a lot of money.
WHY IS THIS MAN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT? (EP. 362 UPDATE)STEPHEN J. DUBNERDECEMBER 19, 2019FREAKONOMICS
Joan Boughton, a widow, was burned for heresy; said to be the first female martyr of England.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
It would not take two minutes to convert him from the inquisitor to the martyr at the stake.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
Mrs. Stone's children were notoriously healthy, but she was of the stuff of which the modern martyr is made.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
To his bourgeois mind, for all his imitation of the Chicago martyr, my words must have sounded knavish.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
The martyr thanked him for his kindness, and promised to pray for him when she came into God's presence.
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WORDS RELATED TO MARTYR

  • agonizes
  • annoys
  • crucifies
  • distresses
  • excruciates
  • harasses
  • inconveniences
  • irks
  • irritates
  • martyrs
  • pains
  • plagues
  • racks
  • strains
  • stresses
  • taxes
  • tires
  • torments
  • tortures
  • troubles
  • upsets
  • vexes
  • wearies
  • wrings
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