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a martyred look/expression/air etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha martyred look/expression/air etca martyred look/expression/air etcespecially British EnglishSUFFER an unhappy look or expression that is intended to make other people feel sorry for you He did not reply, but got into the car glumly, with a martyred expression. martyred
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a martyred look/expression/air etcHe did not reply, but got into the car glumly, with a martyred air.
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