sacrifice


sacrifice
01. He totally [sacrificed] his marriage and his family for his career, and now he finds himself a very successful, lonely businessman.
02. The Aztecs [sacrificed] people to their gods.
03. She [sacrificed] a lot of her free time growing up in order to do her gymnastics.
04. My parents made a lot of [sacrifices] so I could go to university, and I would like to repay them somehow.
05. They [sacrificed] a goat to celebrate the end of ramadan.
06. He [sacrificed] his life for his country in the war.
07. She [sacrificed] her career in order to stay at home with her children.
08. Nowadays, it seems there are fewer people who are willing to [sacrifice] their lives for their country.
09. The professor [sacrificed] his vacation to finish his book.
10. During the time of the Shang civilization in ancient China, royal burials were often accompanied by human and animal [sacrifices].
11. The people of the village [sacrificed] a pig to the God of rain, asking him to water their crops.
12. Christianity differed from other cults popular in the Middle East at the time in that Christian rituals did not include animal or blood [sacrifices], except in symbolic form.
13. The greatest [sacrifice] a man can make is to give his life for his country.
14. There is a Japanese proverb which observes that you must gain from your opponents without [sacrificing] your own strength.
15. There is a Filipino proverb which notes that there's no glory without [sacrifice].
16. James Matthew Barrie once stated that you can have anything in life if you will [sacrifice] everything else for it.
17. Sylvia Pankhurst once declared that war did not justify the [sacrifice] of a single mother's son.
18. Idi Amin once said that in any country, there must be people who have to die. They are the [sacrifices] any nation has to make to achieve law and order.
19. Guinea pigs were first domesticated by the Incas, who used them for food, in [sacrifices], and as household pets.
20. Market researchers have discovered that the Chinese make enormous [sacrifices] for their one child, particularly if it is a boy.
21. The greatest number of human [sacrifices] in a religious ceremony in history occurred in 1486, when 20,000 people were killed by Aztec priests at the dedication of the Great Temple.
22. Many young women today want long-term relationships with men, but not at the [sacrifice] of their independence.

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  • Sacrifice — • This term is identical with the English offering (Latin offerre) and the German Opfer Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sacrifice     Sacrifice      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • SACRIFICE — Le sacrifice comporte deux pôles: d’un côté, on offre et, de l’autre, on se prive de ce que l’on offre. L’histoire des religions et l’ethnologie se préoccupent surtout du premier aspect; le sacrifice est étudié comme rite. Les moralistes… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sacrifice — (from a Middle English verb meaning to make sacred , from Old French, from Latin sacrificium : sacr , sacred + facere , to make ) is commonly known as the practice of offering food, objects (typically valuables), or the lives of animals or people …   Wikipedia

  • Sacrifice — Разработчик Shiny Entertainment Издатели Windows …   Википедия

  • sacrifice — Sacrifice. s. m. Action par laquelle on offre quelque chose à Dieu, avec certaines ceremonies, pour luy rendre un hommage souverain. Sacrifice solemnel. sacrifice propitiatoire, expiatoire. les sacrifices de l ancienne loy. faire un sacrifice.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Sacrifice — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Sacrifice» Sencillo de Elton John del álbum Sleeping with the Past Lado B « Love is a Cannibal (primer lanzamiento) Healing Hands (segundo lanzamiento)» …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sacrifice — Sac ri*fice (?; 277), n. [OE. sacrifise, sacrifice, F. sacrifice, fr. L. sacrificium; sacer sacred + facere to make. See {Sacred}, and {Fact}.] 1. The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory rite. [1913 Webster] Great pomp, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sacrifice — Sacrifice, Sacrificium, Supplicium, Immolatio. Sacrifice et tout autre chose qu on fait ou qu on donne pour la satisfaction du peché, Piaculum. Sacrifices faits de bestes qui ruminent et remaschent, Hostiae ruminales. Faire sacrifice avec grande… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • sacrifice — [sak′rə fīs΄] n. [OFr < L sacrificium < sacer, SACRED + facere, to make, DO1] 1. a) the act of offering the life of a person or animal, or some object, in propitiation of or homage to a deity b) something so offered 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Sacrifice — Sac ri*fice (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sacrificed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sacrificing}.] [From {Sacrifice}, n.: cf. F. sacrifier, L. sacrificare; sacer sacred, holy + ficare (only in comp.) to make. See { fy}.] 1. To make an offering of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sacrifice — Entwickler …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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