Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of sacrifice.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sacrifice.

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Examples

  • Announcing that all but the lowest pensions would be frozen next year, the welfare minister, Elsa Fornero, said: "We – and this really cost us dear, psychologically even – we've had to ask for sac…" But she was unable to say the word "sacrifices" and, brushing tears from her eyes, brought her presentation to an abrupt close.

    Austerity bites in Italy – and leaves minister in tears

  • Lt. Colonel Vission went out of the way to say there is a very strong reason for this, and that is to express Rumsfeld's appreciation to the troops for what they are doing, and for what he called the sacrifices they, and their families are making.

    CNN Transcript Dec 9, 2006

  • Monti told reporters at the president's palace that for the time being he will serve as economy minister as well as premier, as he seeks to implement what he called "sacrifices" to heal the country's finances and set the economy growing again.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • We are fully aware that the economic program means short term sacrifices for the Greek people.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Take a deep breath, maybe thank whichever evil deity you've been offering virgin sacrifices to, then hit the jump for details.

    KTM plans to dominate US streetbike scene - Hell For Leather

  • In Italy, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi called for Italians to make "short-term sacrifices for longer-term gains" in rallying behind the austerity measures, including a public-sector wage freeze, that his conservative governing coalition unveiled two weeks ago.

    Ireland's Bonds Downgraded to Junk

  • Reuters Berlusconi, in glasses, called for 'short-term sacrifices' from Italians.

    Ireland's Bonds Downgraded to Junk

  • Are we willing to stop demanding sacrifices from the public and those who serve her without appropriate sacrifices from the corporations that continue to reap record profits during this recession?

    Elissa D. Barrett: We, The People

  • I mean the religious garb is cool, cooler than the Pope's, but I was expecting more along the lines of world domination + virigin sacrifices …

    Alternative to Dembski's Theodicy?

  • Plus, it also suggests that somehow taking those personal actions which result in sacrifices are somehow always draining.

    Carbon theatre | Serendipity

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