Meanings of Sacrifice

Sacrifice is a word that means so many different things. One meaning involves death in order to please a god, or to compliment a religion, or something along those lines. This is present thousands of years ago where people (especially women and girls) would be killed to honor a custom and tradition. An example is in ancient Egypt, when a pharoah would die, his servant would be killed to accompany him to the afterlife. However, that kind of sacrifice isn’t as present as it used to be. Nowadays, sacrifice is more of a word to describe giving something up in order to benefit someone else or a common cause. For example choosing to stay home and do your homework instead of going out with your friends is a sacrifice you’re making that will benefit you in the long run. Sacrifice is a versitile word that can be used in many different situations.

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  1. This is what SHOULD have been in the etymology post. Better to write about each of the examples you offer…if the term has changed, why has it changed so drastically?
    Rubric:
    there is little to no evidence of other readings or information in order to form new meaning;
    post has little style or voice; words used are unimpressive;no multimedia; no links post is not tagged or categorized
    does not provide any accurate information about sources used;

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