Recent Examples of martyrdom from the Web
Its opposite, meanwhile — the quotidian physical martyrdom that was the lot of the working class — was at least given its due as a creditable human quality.
The writers’ ideas thrown out in two days at the conference are implausible: material that becomes armor when struck by a bullet; an antibiotic that cures martyrdom; a satellite that beams solar energy to earth.
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Before 12th Century
First Known Use of martyrdom
before 12th century
MARTYRDOM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of martyrdom for English Language Learners
: the suffering and death of a martyr
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