sacrificial

[ sak-ruh-fish-uh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF sacrificial

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So she wore the sacrificial air of a young nun and played "The Holy City."

I assume that the sacrificial victim and the filly are one and the same.

That also might be a sacrificial duty and therefore gratifying.

Most of the kids preferred to farm the fields or dig the sacrificial ore.

These sacrificial rites were not then introduced for the first time.

Sacrificial offerings have prevailed in every nation and in every age.

She was making a sacrificial effort, I could see, to remain calm.

Upon leaving the mosque a ram is killed as a sacrificial offering.

These also used the flute as an accessory to their sacrificial rites.

Our next cut is named by Mr. Pidgeon the "Sacrificial Pentagon."

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Latin sacrificium "a sacrifice" (see sacrifice (n.)) + -al (1). Related: Sacrificially.

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