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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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