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  • n. Plural form of martyr.

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Examples

  • “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.”

    Letters to the Editor

  • We will never be able to forget the mothers that came here, [applause] the oratory, the profoundness due to its humane feelings, simplicity, and the concern they displayed, mothers of Cuban martyrs and mothers of Latin American martyrs, which is the same thing. [applause]

    RETURNING FISHERMEN GIVEN HEROES' WELCOME

  • "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church."

    Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution

  • Church, it shall be found that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Republic.

    Death, the Law of Life

  • The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church; it is precious blood, and not a drop of it should be shed but upon such a valuable consideration.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Sometimes the suffering of the saints are made to further the gospel (Phil.i. 12), and "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church."

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • I'm a grad student doing research on virgin martyrs in illuminated manuscripts (i know, really narrow) and I am having a difficult time finding ones of Saint Margaret.

    Saint Margaret of Antioch

  • What makes this article more impressive than the other reports of child martyrs is the way Nissenbaum waxes poetical about the little hero.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Suppose a man who talks about the sacred value and awe and wonder of truth, and about how he is devoting his life to truth and reason; and who, in looking back on history, holds up as great exemplars those he calls martyrs for truth.

    Substance and Shadow

  • Now suppose a man who talks about the sacred value and awe and wonder of truth, and about how he is devoting his life to truth and reason; and who, in looking back on history, holds up as great exemplars those he calls martyrs for truth.

    Archive 2005-01-01

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