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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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He said the whole nation was thankful to the mothers, sisters and wives who had sacrificed their sons, brothers and spouses respectively to purge the country of terrorism, and also prayed for them.
thousands of animals are sacrificed every year in the name of worship," the court said.
He sent down a sheep from heaven which was then sacrificed," said Khaleeq Ahmad Mufti, Islamic scholar and presenter at Sharjah TV.
A variety of beautifully rendered environments are complemented by a deliciously twisted menagerie of ghastly beasts and monstrosities, meant by their uneasiness to mask the fact that each represents a lost soul ready to be saved or sacrificed.
The item sacrificed to a god is a kind of gift, that is, it is freely given to the god while the god is not legally required to reciprocate.
It reinforces our loyalty and faithfulness to Allah, for all other loyalties become secondary as they are sacrificed for the sake of this loyalty.
2011(TUR) - Turkish aid associations sacrificed animals and distributed meat to people in need in Gaza during Eid al-Adha religious holiday on Monday.
However, according to Quran, Allah sent a sheep and it was sacrificed.
Gilani said Pakistan has sacrificed much more than the US in the war on terror, and hence, Washington should stop questioning Islamabad's accountability.
Isn't it time our modern society remembered the real meaning of Good Friday and sacrificed its commercialism?
Such an arrangement is commonly used because remuneration so sacrificed ceases to be liable for tax or national insurance.
The Iraqi people have today sacrificed Saddam Hussein to God.