Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sacrifice made with shedding of blood; the sacrifice of a living being.
“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.”
“It was an unimaginable blood-sacrifice -- a collective ritual that demanded the most horrifying sacrifices for the nation to transcend.”
“Everest of worry, the blood-sacrifice heart of drama.”
“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.”
“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).”
“Possibly because it seems clear to me that subsequent Jewish and Christian theology has moved beyond literal blood-sacrifice.”
“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.”
“A sort of blood-sacrifice to his lamented ancestors, or to planetary gods?”
“They'll use the power generated by slaughter on a battlefield, but they won't practice blood-sacrifice.”
“There are perfectly good people that practice a couple of forms of magic that require a blood-sacrifice.”
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