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martyr in Religion topic

martyrmartyr2 verb [transitive]  RRDIEif someone is martyred, they are killed because of their religious beliefs Becket was martyred in 1170.be martyred for something Catherine was martyred for her faith. Grammar Martyr is usually passive.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
martyrAnd then?... martyred.Her eyes were half-closed, her expression martyred.James was beheaded in Jerusalem, the first apostle to be martyred.Undoubtedly, life would have been simpler had Emilio been safely martyred.Blaise was martyred during Lininius' persecutions.He was martyred in Alexandria by means of strangulation.He was martyred when thrown from a temple, then stoned to death.He was appointed bishop shortly before he was martyred while saying mass.