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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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However, it is in Anthony Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshire that Blumberg finds the transmutation of self-sacrifice into mutual benefit completed.
In the previous article published in this issue of the journal, Bassett & Aube (2012) argued that self-sacrifice within close relationships could be adaptive or maladaptive.
Her Majesty knelt at the beginning of a path of demanding devotion and utter self-sacrifice, a path she did not choose, yet to which she was called by God.
knelt at the of demanding self-sacrifice New monarchs are anointed with holy oil and the ampulla - the gold, eagle-shaped bottle which holds the liquid - was also on the altar.
Analysis of self-sacrifice leads Halbertal into a discussion of the ethics of war.
A General Staff statement said the gendarmery battalion fulfilled their duties and responsibilities with full courage, endeavor and self-sacrifice within the framework of given orders when they were responding to a terrorist attack in Silvan town of the southeastern province of Diyarbakir on July 14.
A self-sacrifice mechanism that adjusts the constellation as a whole when units fail is a wise move," he added.
The Sacrifice Principle: The greater the amount of self-sacrifice that goes into achieving a goal, the more its achievement contributes to one's welfare.
To gain the collective benefits of participation in a strict group requires self-sacrifice, often of extreme levels.
Ready to return to his wicked ways, he is reminded of Elisabeth's love by his pal Wolfram, who himself loved unrequitedly this embodiment of female self-sacrifice.
This calls to mind its context of footwashing and mutual service and self-sacrifice.
According to the WoodLINKS program, Yow has "shown exemplary dedication, personal attention, self-sacrifice and unsurpassed commitment to both the educational growth of his students and their woodworking passions.