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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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"But it's not only making a sacrifice. but killing Turks," said Levin timidly.
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. Nestor gave out the gold, and the smith gilded the horns of the heifer that the goddess might have pleasure in their beauty.
The prospect of so frightful an existence drives these poor creatures to the sacrifice much more than love or religious fanaticism.
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."
"Wife," I answered, "I will not sacrifice this calf," and in spite of all her remonstrances, I remained firm.
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.
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.
In her video message on Independence Day of Pakistan, she said that it must not be forgotten that Pakistan came into existence after a lot of sacrifices.
"This Eid also reminds us of the heavy sacrifices made by the Kashmiri people for their freedom", the Speaker said.
He also appealed to Muslims to not to sacrifice animals on roads and not click photos and upload photos of animal sacrifices on social media.