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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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While Sir Francis was speaking, the guide shook his head several times, and now said: "The sacrifice which will take place to-morrow at dawn is not a voluntary one.
Now the people of Pylos were gathered on the sea shore to offer sacrifice of black bulls to Neptune lord of the Earthquake.
In return, I will offer you in sacrifice a broad-browed heifer of a year old, unbroken, and never yet brought by man under the yoke.
The heifer was brought in from the plain, and Telemachus's crew came from the ship; the goldsmith brought the anvil, hammer, and tongs, with which he worked his gold, and Minerva herself came to accept the sacrifice.
Yesterday, when I was leading back the calf which you refused to sacrifice, I noticed that she smiled, and then directly afterwards began to cry.
But the countess did not want the question put like that: she did not want a sacrifice from her son, she herself wished to make a sacrifice for him.
Let her alone, and don't spoil her little sacrifice.
I fancied it was a bit of sentiment, but I see she was in earnest, and means that her sacrifice shall be a true one.
Most accept sacrifice because they have clear rewards for their sacrifices.
In his message on the first death anniversary of martyrs of The Mall blast, the CM said: 'The nation will never forget the sacrifices of such brave officers.
ISLAMABAD -- The security personnel of Pakistan have rendered great sacrifices for maintaining law and order and its officials have written golden chapter in the history with their blood to counter the menace of terrorism and for rule of law.
In a statement given to Nation Shield, the Armed Forces magazine, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa added that these sacrifices will only increase "Our resolve, strength, solidarity and cohesion to defend this country.