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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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Ezekiel tells of an extra bull to be sacrificed as a sin offering on the seventh day of Nisan, which corresponds to the seventh day of the inauguration.
Goats and sometimes sheep are often sacrificed at the start of winter in temples across Himachal Pradesh with the aim of pleasing Hindu deities.
We have sacrificed much more than what they have sacrificed.
In biblical times, pilgrims came to Jerusalem from all parts of the Land of Israel, each family bringing with it a lamb, which was sacrificed in the Temple.
The terms used for sacrifice are quite similar to those in the Bible, and the pig was not sacrificed also at Ugarit.
Animals were followed for a total of 11 weeks after cessation of lead exposure, corresponding to 8 weeks after the first chelation regimen ended and 4 weeks after the second regimen ended As depicted in Figure 1, animals were sacrificed at various time points throughout the study to assess the efficacy of succimer in reducing blood and brain lead levels.
You remember the story of how Iphigenia was sacrificed by her father Agamemnon so that the winds would blow to carry the Greek fleet to Troy?
As far as the first aspect, the legitimacy of the sacrifice, is concerned, the Liji is not coherent: in the "Jiao tesheng" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and "Liyun" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] chapters, the sacrifices performed by the dukes of Lu are presented as usurpations (only the Son of Heaven had the privilege to sacrifice to Heaven and Earth), whereas in the "Mingtang wei" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] chapter, for instance, these are portrayed as legitimate: in the beginning of spring the dukes of Lu sacrificed to Houji [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] in the suburbs and to their ancestor, Duke of Zhou, in the ancestral temple.
The dissection was difficult to perform because of the partial tumor encasement; as a consequence, the common, internal, and external carotid arteries ultimately had to be sacrificed.
Doing so, it occurred to me that the secret of this challenge is the paradox that the Akedah presents, that national salvation requires that a cherished son of God, as all of humanity is, must be sacrificed to God.
We sacrifice this girl today because we sacrificed her yesterday, last year, a thousand years ago, it is a tradition of holiness.
In locating the text's final and most decisive act of female intransigence on the night of December 24, a day earlier than the birthday of Christ-the-Savior in the Christian calendar, Naylor seems to reclaim messianic intervention into a gendered space by suggesting rather niftily that, in the framework of gender and community redemp tion, sometimes ordinary (Black) women have been there and sacrificed their lives in combating injustice, as does Willa, even before males show up, before those historical events and dates commonly conceded to male-redeemer figures.
In the centuries before the Spanish conquest in the early 1500s, the Aztecs of Mexico ritually sacrificed at least 20,000 people a year.
If anything, he was relieved that none of his children was sacrificed to such a beast.
We were encouraged to venerate those who sacrificed for others, including fathers, who sacrificed in their jobs to provide for children, and mothers, who sacrificed of their time and energy to care for children.