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  • I know that because the LME Life Must End movement uses him as a martyr-like figure.

    Empty is the House of Death

  • In this model, self-centered action gives way to concern for others and for the common good -- not, it should be emphasized, in a sacrificial, martyr-like manner, but through the natural growth process, which brings with it the recognition that little is lost when acquisitive drives are replaced by an aspiration to contribute and serve.

    Philip Goldberg: The Sublime Symbolism Of Easter And The Ridiculous Resurrection Of Ayn Rand

  • - Terrorists, that once smallish, disjointed, group of wing nuts seen as, well, wing nuts and having little support, because they were seen as wing nuts have now been liberated the world over to join together as a nation (a crazed, ready-to-meet-their-maker, nuclear capable, nation at that) fighting for a cause in large numbers and with martyr-like respect.

    Larisa Alexandrovna: On Liberating Something

  • But that is precisely the martyr-like image that he was intending to create.

    Sam Sedaei: Smartest Man in the Room

  • I confess that my fears give me a martyr-like and modest air to which I have no right, but which will be admired — why, I cannot conceive.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • Amelia, with a look of tender alarm in her eyes, listened to her noble hero as he uttered the above generous sentiments, and sitting down on the bed, read the letter which George gave her with such a pompous martyr-like air.

    Vanity Fair

  • The more he's criticised, the more pressure he's under, the more convinced he becomes of his own martyr-like rectitude.

    How mad is Tony Blair?

  • And then, the concern apparently was that Fedayeen has kind of martyr-like connotation in Arabic, right, among Arab nations.

    CNN Transcript Mar 30, 2003

  • Again, few people question the martyr-like adult who remains emotionally controlled by his or her parents because, by our cultural standards, it is normal for children to remain indebted to their parents—no matter how unpleasant or downright mean the parents—for their entire lives.

    Come Hither

  • "Ye're nae gang" sounded powerful final, so the ladies departed in awed silence and I assumed a martyr-like air and acted like a very much abused woman, although he did only what I wanted him to do.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

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