Word of the day

25/04/2012

Sacrifice– a surrender of something of value as a means of gaining something more desirable or of preventing some evil;  a ritual killing of a person or animal with the intention of propitiating or pleasing a deity;  a symbolic offering of something to a deity; the person, animal, or object surrendered, destroyed, killed, or offered; a religious ceremony involving one or more sacrifices; loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value; to make a sacrifice (of); give up, surrender, or destroy a person/thing;  to give up or lose one’s personal interests or well-being for the sake of others or for a cause.


Word of the day

28/09/2011

Sacrifice  – the offering of animal, plant, or human life or of some material possession to a deity, as in propitiation or homage; the person, animal, or thing so offered; the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim; the thing so surrendered or devoted; a loss incurred in selling something below its value; the surrender of something of value as a means of gaining something more desirable
or of preventing some evil; osmething given up or lost.


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