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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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In particular, two acronyms--FEAR and ACT--can help to explain the inner struggle to live out self-sacrificial religious teachings within the Christian faith.
the more their life coincides with that of the reader (whether real or imaginary), the more attractive these characters will be to the reader." (24) Similarly, Rhoad, Dewey and Michie suggest that a reader or hearer would "identify with a character by seeing oneself in the character." (25) While there are glimmers of hope (particularly in the resurrection narratives) that the disciples of Jesus, who exhibit the failures and frailties of human existence, will eventually appropriate Jesus' self-sacrificial vision of life, a reader is left with no more than fleeting glimpses of this, e.g.
towards her own death, her self-sacrificial act, does not emerge from
The self-sacrificial Bernadette, subject to an historical manipulation of the Christian principle of self-sacrifice that emphasizes its desirability in women especially, begins the play with a stunted understanding of her own needs.
Before the service, Bishop Aldred said: "What I learn particularly from Martin Luther King is one's willingness to be self-sacrificial.
Manageress Pauline Harris and her wonderful staff showed much self-sacrificial love and care for Mum and her family.
She starts with an examination of the self-sacrificial deaths of army commanders, and moves into a more detailed examination of the issues raised by death in civil conflicts, in Sallust's Catiline and Lucan's Bellum civile.
People like that are like saints in some ways, that they're willing to be so self-sacrificial. Many of them have their own children and the Safe Family children fit into their family, and they really enjoy doing it.
One issue potentially undermined by science is Christian theology's central doctrine of self-sacrificial (agape) love made known in the Christ Event.
Globally, for instance, radical Islam would be a "winner" by attracting members to self-sacrificial terrorism and moderate Islam a "loser" for making peace with other faiths.
As the tragic, self-sacrificial Jacob, Gazzara garbles some of Odets' more time-worn propagandistic passages, but his stilted delivery places him convincingly with one foot still in old-world Europe.
Von Trier's film doesn't present a straightforward moral, but articulates--through a reductio ad absurdum--one terrifying implication of the self-sacrificial position.