Usage examples for martyr

  1. Yet there was a sad patient look on his face, as though he was a martyr. – The Money Master, Volume 3. by Gilbert Parker
  2. Don't let them talk you into making a martyr of yourself, or any nonsense of that sort. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  3. The grateful bishop buried him in the church with much pomp; he declared him to be a martyr and a saint, and gave him the name of St. Thaumasius. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  4. You are, in our eyes, a noble martyr. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  5. Although I could have kissed the ground which she trod upon, and have suffered the torments of a martyr for her sake, it was with the pleasure of a demon that I witnessed my success, and hailed her falling off from religion and from virtue. – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  6. You must not become a martyr to a prejudice- I simply cannot hear the idea. – The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann
  7. But there are the qualifications of the martyr in Mrs. Macartney." – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  8. The Pope would not resist them, and no one in his city thought it his business to die a martyr to such a cause. – Rome by Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker Hope Malleson
  9. But her mother Theoclia gave no credit to the things which were said by the martyr Thecla. – The Forbidden Gospels and Epistles, Complete by Archbishop Wake
  10. Make me a martyr to the sorrows of Italy once more." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  11. Lady Peggy's new name for this poor child is the Martyr Knight. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  12. To have her husband recognized as a martyr. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  13. Then the mystery lay clear: The abhorred one was a martyr all the time, A saint whereof earth was not worthy. – Studies in Literature by John Morley
  14. " Tell me my sins at once, brigadier," cried Noah, with the look of a martyr, " and put me out of pain." – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  15. " Don't try to make yourself out a martyr, Morgan," said he. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  16. As a fellow- martyr, I realize just how Jim has been up against it- again! – All-Wool Morrison by Holman Day
  17. Another girl in Peggy's position might have blamed Arthur in return, and regarded herself as a martyr, but that was not Peggy's way. – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  18. The Lord took your father to himself as a martyr; your mother has dedicated herself to Heaven. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  19. I rather rejoiced then in the opportunity which was now about to present itself of entering the prison, not in the character of a visitor for an hour, but as a martyr, and as one suffering in the holy cause of religion. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  20. I was trying to fight my poor, dear, injured, darling brother's battle, and to make things happier for him, and if I'm a martyr through it, I will be, and I don't care a pin." – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn