Sacrifice

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Definition

a sacrifice: a loss, a giving up, a surrender; an offering, a ritual killing
noun

to sacrifice: to give up, to relinquish, to abandon, to lose; to make a sacrifice, to offer, to kill
verb
to make some sacrifices to relinquish or abandon a few personal interests or advantages

Examples

  • "Horatio : Ah, my new human sacrifice."
  • "This blatant conflict of interest is one such sacrifice."
  • "Hannah : And we can't afford to sacrifice quality by letting just any site sell our products."
  • "In closing, I'd just like to dedicate this moment to my grandfather Xavier Delavigne, who raised me like his own son, taught me the perfume trade, and sacrificed everything he had to send me to this school."
  • "Do they sacrifice humans there?"
  • "Bruno : Listen, Brian, I'm sorry but we both agreed, if I let you become president of Europe AND keep your job at Delavigne, you would need to be willing to make some sacrifices."
  • "I've had to make sacrifices: a haircut was one of them."

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