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- verb torture and torment like a martyr
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Don't martyrise yourself and look on your children as so many visible evidences of sin.
No man is bound to martyrise himself; in a great many cases a man is bound to do the exact opposite.
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.