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blood-sacrifice

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sacrifice made with shedding of blood; the sacrifice of a living being.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The miracle that ties Chileans to the deep currents of their river is not in blood-sacrifice but rather the promise of a nation transcendent in new life.

    Michael Vlahos: Chilean Transcendence

  • It was an unimaginable blood-sacrifice -- a collective ritual that demanded the most horrifying sacrifices for the nation to transcend.

    Michael Vlahos: Chilean Transcendence

  • Everest of worry, the blood-sacrifice heart of drama.

    Knowing Jesse

  • While deploring the fetishistic physicalism of some eucharistic theologies, I also deplore the haimophobia that would wipe away all the sacral overtones of blood-sacrifice from the death of Christ and his martyrs and from the Eucharist.

    enowning

  • Instead of dealing with it peacefully through the United Nations, as she could have done, Thatcher decided to live out her pretensions of being a latter-day Boadicea, offering the blood-sacrifice of British youth in yet another opportunist war ( 'yet another' because it was a repeat of how the Falklands were originally seized).

    Pro Patria Mori?

  • Possibly because it seems clear to me that subsequent Jewish and Christian theology has moved beyond literal blood-sacrifice.

    What's Wrong With Penal Substitution?

  • It was the renewal of the old, terrible bond of the blood-unison of man, which made blood-sacrifice so potent a factor of life.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • A sort of blood-sacrifice to his lamented ancestors, or to planetary gods?

    The Complete Federation Of The Hub

  • They'll use the power generated by slaughter on a battlefield, but they won't practice blood-sacrifice.

    Owlflight

  • There are perfectly good people that practice a couple of forms of magic that require a blood-sacrifice.

    Winds Of Fate

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