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Synonyms for sacrifice

Synonyms for sacrifice

one or more living creatures slain and offered to a deity as part of a religious rite

a loss sustained in the accomplishment of or as the result of something

to offer as a sacrifice

Synonyms for sacrifice

the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc

personnel that are sacrificed (e

a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value

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the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity

(baseball) an out that advances the base runners

kill or destroy

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sell at a loss

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make a sacrifice of

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While it is necessary to guard against assumed equations between form and meaning, throat-slitting and north coast blood sacrifice appear so persistent that it is reasonable to infer that its basic rationale survived the Moche political demise.
Ballybeg pier has become their holy place where each experienced a kind of epiphany, where together they performed a ritual of blood sacrifice in their ritual dismemberment of Terry, a ritual they will perform again.
He found himself in the same situation that the legendary Toltec tlatoani Ouetzalcoatl-Topiltzin had been in during an earlier epoch in the city of Tula, when Ouetzalcoatl-Topiltzin had fought Tezcatlipoca-Huemac over the issue of blood sacrifice.
Although blood sacrifice has long held a 'morbid fascination for the Western imagination', the topic is hardly a popular one in contemporary anthropology according to the editor, Signe Howell.
Jaffna Brahman priests now enforce a ban on blood sacrifice, but earlier colonial reports make it clear that goats were formerly killed for the goddess.
Marvin is the author of Blood Sacrifice and the Nation: Totem Rituals and the American Flag; and an accomplished essayist and teacher with expertise in cultural studies, freedom of expression, and the history of communication technologies.
On the 72nd anniversary of Independence Day, we extend an unflinching hand of support for the military in their anti-terrorism fight for they've manifested once more through their blood sacrifice in the interior and on the frontline their being the ultimate bastion of the Republic, he concluded.
Christianity, more than any other religion human beings have devised, has all the characteristics of an abhorrent, barbaric cult of blood sacrifice.
There they load their shotguns to take out the world's witches, who are bent on carrying out a blood sacrifice.
Blood sacrifice is a fundamental aspect of most antiquarian religious belief systems including what would become the Judeo-Christian religions of the western world.
An early scene features a campfire eco parable about man's greed consuming the world while, as announced by a quote about a civilisation destroying itself from within, with the sickness of fear, the hedonistic decadence, and the themes of blood sacrifice (Gibson has himself mentioned the troops in Iraq) to stave off cultural collapse, it's not difficult to read parallels with modern civilisation in general and America in particular.
There is a glimmer of a central theme, which emerges in "The Tollund Man in Springtime," recalling earlier Heaney poems in which bodies that had been buried for centuries in the bogs of his native Ireland symbolize the perpetual blood sacrifice of ancient and modern human beings.
Perhaps the extreme example of this was the stupid blood sacrifice of the Irish Easter Rising under the influence of that mystical lunatic Patrick Pearse (half English at that).
This book makes an argument that the trope of blood sacrifice works to reinforce gender stereotypes, so that the male body is the subject of sacrifice, while the female body is the repository and guardian of values for which the sacrifice is made; selected plays in the period 1899 to 1939, by W.
The transcendental meaning Lincoln fixed at Gettysburg was the proposition "that the blood sacrifice on the battlefield required a response of devotion.