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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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How can this President afford to tell his bosses to sacrifice more than what they are sacrificing now?
Sacrificing as a Conflict Resolution Tactic and Relationship Maintenance Mechanism
The only things we can and must give up are those that prevent us from faithfully sacrificing all of who we are: our self-centred fears, desires, prejudices and insecurities.
Dong Zhongshu explained that, before sacrificing, the emperor performed a divinatory practice.
The brutal sacrifice of another (animal or human) during the secret ritual of a mystery cult become the moral self-sacrifice of a person's own desires, but even more than that, the responsibility of sacrificing oneself for another, the ultimate gift of death.
5) Therefore, until we know how strong his faith was about God's righteousness in this matter of sacrificing Isaac, that is, until the very last second before Abraham would have to slaughter or save his son, Isaac, we can't say for sure, and -- as we have already shown -- we certainly can't set the story up so that Abraham appears more righteous than God.
Another example would be the case of a soldier who shields his fellow officers from a live hand grenade by sacrificing his own body to the explosion (108).
The burdens of such inevitably fall on the young and, for those of us who were born at the tail end of the baby boom or later, it is hard not to suspect that the next "national crisis" will inevitably involve sacrificing ever-greater portions of our wages to fund a Social Security system that will be depleted long before we retire.
Key here is a further acknowledgment: that the freely sacrificing person is profoundly connected through caring and service to the ones she wants to help.
The only women sacrificing in Israel were pagans, such as the wives of Solomon, and the sacrifices were to pagan gods.
You can, instead of sacrificing a whole man, take only his foreskin in circumcision.