Definition of 'sacrifice'
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Yet there was more to the logic of spiced sacrifice than the offering of like to like. SPICE: The History of a Temptation (2004)You used to have to sacrifice family and emotional life for the glitter and gold. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is your life of sacrifice that gives me so much strength. Daily Readings with Mother Theresa (1993)She was not prepared to sacrifice her own career. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They also make the same sacrifices as regulars. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Their battle for success also meant sacrifices in their personal lives. The Sun (2009)This is not what ancient images of animal sacrifice look like. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)White resolves to sacrifice a piece but retains his advantage. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She has also sacrificed her family life for her career. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He sacrificed his political career for this cause. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There are sacrifices you must make for the team. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She also makes huge sacrifices for her son. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That sacrifice is the means by which we're forgiven and renewed. Christianity Today (2000)News that the beautiful daughter of the chief was to be sacrificed to give the people rain spread across the country like wind. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)If that means sacrificing sales to maintain margins, then so be it. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Say the opponents have sacrificed in 5. over your 4.. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In so doing, my hope is that the play will engage with ideas of remembering and remembrance as well as ideas of conflict, sacrifice and loss. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'sacrifice'
British English: sacrifice /ˈsækrɪˌfaɪs/ NOUN
To offer an animal as a sacrifice, means to kill it in a special religious ceremony.
...animal sacrifices to the gods.
- American English: sacrifice
- Arabic: يُضَّحي
- Brazilian Portuguese: sacrifício
- Chinese: 牺牲
- Croatian: žrtva
- Czech: oběť
- Danish: offer opofrelse
- Dutch: offer
- European Spanish: sacrificio
- Finnish: uhraus
- French: sacrifice
- German: Opfergabe
- Greek: θυσία
- Italian: sacrificio
- Japanese: 犠牲
- Korean: 희생
- Norwegian: offer
- Polish: ofiara poświęcenie
- European Portuguese: sacrifício
- Romanian: jertfă
- Russian: жертвоприношение
- Spanish: sacrificio
- Swedish: offer
- Thai: การสังเวย
- Turkish: feda etmek
- Ukrainian: приносити в жертву
- Vietnamese: sự tế lễ
Definition of sacrifice from the Collins English Dictionary
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