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sacrifice

(sak′rĭ-fīs″) [L. sacrificare, to make or offer a sacrifice]
1. To give up or yield something of value.
2. To experience a loss.
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Occasionally, a surfer was tossed forward and dumped just in front of the stage, apparently as a sacrificial offering to the Floater god.
Levinson says he first experienced the hold rituals can have over people when, as a child during the High Holy Days, his Orthodox grandmother took him to a Manhattan bridge, held out a handkerchief and symbolically emptied it into the water as a sacrificial offering of atonement.
A sacrificial offering that is entirely consumed by flames.
In this respect, whether a particular sacrificial offering was described as a 'step', a 'branch' or a 'joint', its efficacy was always said to be embedded in the way it was combined with other offerings to form a specific sacrificial sequence, a 'ladder', a 'tree' or a 'frame'.
The new sacrificial offering is LP Diabolos In Musica which translatesas a lot of wonderful noise mixed with prophecies of doom.
Most specifically, the Eucharist points us toward Calvary, and the complete sacrificial offering of Christ to the Father.
Circling the world's navel, racing over the ocean, his life existed before birth, not beyond death, but he gave in to the pressure, the traitor within him, the grafted dread, the soured mother's milk, he betrayed his damnation, lost his truth, his ocean, his darkness and his struggle, became the man who had gone ashore, brotherless, among sisters disguised, forbidden, witches averting their sex, choked in this life, whitewashed with lime and snow, victim for a sacrificial offering, for a murdered brother made divine by treason, and he lost his manly voice, a eunuch of silence, but wheels continued to crush horizons and thighbones and distances were annihilated by fire that exploded in captivity.
Many theologians and preachers of the late sixteenth century continued to set forth Mary's role at the Passion in priestly language, as though she were making a sacrificial offering.
I think I'll give her my cholesterol-laden heart as a sacrificial offering.
But sources said Mr Hourican had no direct or indirect knowledge of the rigging and many within RBS regarded his impending departure as a sacrificial offering.
BEFORE any big event, it is considered auspicious to make a sacrificial offering.
I'm very pleased that justice has been done, but in my view Clive Goodman is the sacrificial offering," Mr Clifford, whose phone was also targeted, said.