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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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Then he offered many burnt sacrifices to the gods, and decorated many temples with tapestries and gilding, for he had succeeded far beyond his expectations.
Thanks to a sacrifice to your interests and your happiness, on Miss Silvester's part--which I tell you frankly I have done my utmost to prevent--I am in a position to prove positively that Arnold Brinkworth was a single man when he married you from my house in Kent.
The law sanctioned the sacrifice of her as unanswerably as it had sanctioned the sacrifice of her mother before her.
All the gratitude that filled her heart and all the sacrifice that rent it were in those two actions--so modestly, so tenderly performed
All the labor, all humiliations, all sacrifices we take upon ourselves; but we will not judge and decide.
I fear, said Cephalus, that I must go now, for I have to look after the sacrifices, and I hand over the argument to Polemarchus and the company.
To be sure, he answered, and went away laughing to the sacrifices.
That I spake of sacrifices and honey-sacrifices, it was merely a ruse in talking and verily, a useful folly
A life suddenly changed--its whole purpose created afresh, its hopes and fears, its struggles, its interests, and its sacrifices all turned at once and for ever into a new direction--this is the prospect which now opens before me, like the burst of view from a mountain's top.
Sacrifice means devoting one's self for the upholding of high moral values.
The Prime Minister said, If we devote our intent of sacrifice on true objectives, this would promote mutual harmony, brotherhood, tolerance and equilibrium in our lives.
Millions of Muslims around the world will offer a sacrifice to God on the first full day of the holiday.