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Definitions for martyrdom
ˈmɑr tər dəmmar·tyr·dom

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. martyrdomnoun

    death that is imposed because of the person's adherence of a religious faith or cause

  2. calvary, martyrdomnoun

    any experience that causes intense suffering

Wiktionary

  1. martyrdomnoun

    The condition of a martyr; the death of a martyr; the suffering of death on account of adherence to the Christian faith, or to any cause.

  2. martyrdomnoun

    Affliction; torment; torture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Martyrdomnoun

    the condition of a martyr; the death of a martyr; the suffering of death on account of adherence to the Christian faith, or to any cause

    Etymology: [Martyr + -dom.]

  2. Martyrdomnoun

    affliction; torment; torture

    Etymology: [Martyr + -dom.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. martyrdom

    The sweet apotheosis of the things we do not care to avoid.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of martyrdom in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of martyrdom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of martyrdom in a Sentence

  1. Jules Feiffer:

    Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?

  2. Islamic State militants:

    A martyrdom attack using an explosives jacket hit a gathering of Afghan intelligence.

  3. Sheikh Hareth al-Nadhari:

    Soldiers who love God and his prophet and who are in love with martyrdom for the sake of God had come to you.

  4. Yahya Abdullah al-Thaan:

    This is my message to the enemies of the Islamic nation: we are prepared to face you, God willing, and God aids us. I ask Him to grant us martyrdom for his sake.

  5. Pope Francis on Wednesday:

    He accepted his martyrdom there on the altar, he gave his life for us so as not to deny Jesus . . . He is a martyr and martyrs are beatified.

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