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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MARTYRDOM

His martyrdom was continued by forbidding him all access to the healing waters.

For weeks and months I live my life of martyrdom without complaint.

You must not say that you gave your life to your cause and were ready for martyrdom!

His wife was obliged to run away to escape from her martyrdom.

Of precocious nature, she endured her martyrdom with extraordinary fortitude.

Death was to be very painful; he must endure to the end his martyrdom, as a man and a scientist.

You can imagine me daily dining out, and fancy the martyrdom it costs me.

How ignoble was the soldier's heroism when placed beside the martyrdom of the priest!

No doubt he was looking forward to the consummation of his martyrdom.

O'Halloran will take care to display his martyrdom for the people!

WORD ORIGIN

Old English martyrdom; see martyr (n.) + -dom.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MARTYRDOM

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noundeath by being nailed to a cross
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