Sacrifice-Etymology

c.1300, “to offer something (to a deity, as a sacrifice),” from sacrifice (n.). Meaning “surrender, give up, suffer to be lost” is from 1706. Related: Sacrificed; sacrificing. Agent noun forms include sacrificer, sacrificator (both 16c., the latter from Latin); and sacrificulist (17c.).

 

sacrifice

Sacrifice to me is giving something up, or doing some sort of action that benefits others without necessarily benefiting or thinking of yourself. It is usually a selfless act.

 

FAMOUS QUOTES ABOUT SACRIFICE

“Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice…” -Dr Martin Luther King Jr

“The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and most spotless.” -Mahatma Ghandi

“You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.” -Lou Holtz

 

LITERARY EXAMPLE OF SACRIFICE:

 

The prospect of so frightful an existence drives these poor creatures to the sacrifice much more than love or religious fanaticism.Around The World In Eighty Days by Verne, Jules

 

There is only one more sacrifice left for me to make — the sacrifice of my heart’s dearest feelings.No Name by Collins, Wilkie

 

 

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