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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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These goals have driven man to sacrifice without being forced to, freely as it were, to attain or achieve a goal.
To sacrifice oneself for the sake of the nation represents the ultimate dedication, devotion and loyalty; it is an unparalleled, ultimate sacrifice and an invaluable gift.
He also encouraged good-doers to make use of the month of Dhu al-Hijja and donate for the campaign, which would help increase the number of sacrifices offered.
In regard to the daily Temple sacrifices, Ezekiel requires that one lamb be brought each morning as a burnt offering, whereas the Torah ordains the sacrifice of two lambs every day, one in the morning and one in the evening (Ex.
Kurban Bayramy commemorates the Quranic story where Abraham shows the ultimate act of submission to the will of God ('Islam' means 'submission') by being prepared to sacrifice his son Ishmael.
Some treatment is given to Augustine's interpretation of sacrifice as symbolic of "an internal act that attunes the agent to God" (3).
The court also questioned the reasons for animal sacrifices, saying such rituals "must change in the modern era".
Kalavati's neighbour Ramdhani Yadav (33) and his brother Gulab (28), were also visiting the tantrik and were advised by him to perform a human sacrifice for health, wealth and prosperity.
Sacrifice is the form in which a community can articulate conflicts and establish its ultimate goals in a way that is compelling and memorable.
Thus, for Christianity, the logic of sacrifice and its attending rituals was overthrown when the actual Son was killed instead of a symbolic animal substitute.
Allah (God), through a series of divine commandments to Abraham, ordered him to sacrifice his son in order to prove his devotion.
Abraham, a great believer in Allah, took his dream literally and wanted to sacrifice his son.