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  • adjective Having characteristics of a martyr.

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Examples

  • Johnny curiously chose to stay behind to “entertain the ladies,” he said in a martyrish voice.

    Exit the Actress

  • Johnny curiously chose to stay behind to “entertain the ladies,” he said in a martyrish voice.

    Exit the Actress

  • We all know over here that you don't mean self-sacrificing and martyrish as some moms are when you say heroic.

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  • Only the martyrish “I will stand with my brother.”

    Bobby's Kids

  • Buddy felt vindicated (even if at that very moment there was in the middle of his chin a furuncle the size and temperature of an oven-baked hors d-oeuvre); felt both humble and heroic, and was more than ready to put his martyrish shoulder to the wheel.

    Skinny Legs and All

  • Offered a choice of bedrooms he goes for the box-room, a slightly martyrish move given its low ceilings and his gangly height.

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  • Yet it is now clear that the good doctor (Venter still has a GP practice in Cape Town) did the sport a favour, in a martyrish kind of way.

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  • Their sacrifice may not be entirely martyrish, but at least they are caring for something greater than the self.

    Gates of Vienna

  • Though this development with preemptively martyrish (real word!) ants is undoubtedly interesting, it's not so surprising once you think about it.

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  • We all know over here that you don’t mean self-sacrificing and martyrish as some moms are when you say heroic.

    Things I’ve Learned This Week | Her Bad Mother

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