Trump: 'I Think I've Made a Lot of Sacrifices'

The word trended for nearly a week following Trump's response to Khizr Khan


Khizr Khan's speech at the Democratic National Convention has become a main subject of several news cycles, in part because Donald Trump continued to criticize Mr. Khan for days following the convention.

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"The Sacrifice of Iphigenia" by Jan Havickszoon Steen, 1671. 'Sacrifice' comes from the Latin words 'sacer' (“sacred”) and 'facere' (“to make”).)

Mr. Khan’s statement that Donald Trump "sacrificed nothing and no one” caused an increase in lookups for sacrifice that began on July 30 and lasted for nearly a week. It's likely that Trump's response—“I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices”—played a role in keeping interest in sacrifice alive.

Sacrifice means “destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else” or “something given up or lost,” and is a synonym of “loss.” It comes from the Latin words sacer (“sacred”) and facere (“to make”); its root word literally means “to make sacred.” In English, it originally referred to the slaughter of an animal as an offering to a deity.

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