- From Late Latin martyrium (also 'martyrdom'), from Ancient Greek (martyrion), from (martys) 'witness' (Wiktionary)
“So howzabout you not get quite so martyry on all of us?”
“Bithynia, in the martyry of the holy and victorious martyr Euphemia, has decreed as follows:”
“Well, in those days of grotesque and horrible panic, when one was almost afraid to speak above a whisper, I was walking to the martyry of St. Babylas with my friend Theodore, now”
“They had advanced about thirty furlongs from the martyry, and were compelled to halt.”
“He hurried surreptitiously through the most distant outskirts of the town, and did not stop till they had reached a little martyry some six miles beyond it.”
“Philip had seen him lowered into his lowly grave in the far-off, humble martyry; now he had seen his golden coffin inhumed beside the Imperial tombs.”
“The little chapel of the martyry was dedicated to St. Basiliscus, a Bishop of Comana who, in the third century, had suffered martyrdom with Lucian at”
“Secundus cursed and swore, and stamped his feet on the ground in fury; but seeing that it was useless, and might be dangerous, to persevere, he sullenly gave the order to return to the martyry.”
“What promise of high mystical things to come there is in the mere syllabling of the noble verse, and how it enlarges us from ourselves, for that time at least, to a disembodied unity with the troubled soul whose martyry seems foreboded in the solemn accents!”
“We may think that there was something a little too dramatic in the manner of his heroism, his martyry, and we may smile at certain turns of rhetoric in the immortal letter accusing the French nation of intolerable wrong, just as, in our smug Anglo-Saxon conceit, we laughed at the procedure of the emotional courts which he compelled to take cognizance of the immense misdeed other courts had as emotionally committed.”
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