Definitions

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  • verb torture and torment like a martyr

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Examples

  • Don't martyrise yourself and look on your children as so many visible evidences of sin.

    The Bishop's Secret

  • No man is bound to martyrise himself; in a great many cases a man is bound to do the exact opposite.

    Post-Prandial Philosophy

  • The fact is, society considers that in certain instances it has a right to expect the thinker will martyrise himself on its account, while it stands serenely by and heaps faggots on the pile, with every mark of contempt and loathing.

    Post-Prandial Philosophy

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