Definition of Martyrise
1. Verb. Torture and torment like a martyr.
Generic synonyms: Excruciate, Torment, Torture
Derivative terms: Martyr, Martyr
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Literary usage of Martyrise
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Post-prandial Philosophy by Grant Allen (1894)
"The fact is, society considers that in certain instances it has a right to expect the thinker will martyrise himself on its account, while it stands ..."
2. The Bookman (1910)
"He has a house at Rye, and a room at his club in London, and no doubt could dine out every night during the two seasons did he care to martyrise himself to ..."
3. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"But that young hero, though opposed to the party of the importants, was not yet prepared to martyrise his popularity for Mazarin. ..."
4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1891)
"A nation that has no Marat needs not to breed a Charlotte Corday, and in the absence of a Reign of Terror men do not martyrise a Mdme. ..."
5. The Nineteenth Century (1885)
"I believe you know' (writes Leopardi to a friend), 'but I hope you have not experienced how thought can crucify and martyrise anyone who thinks somewhat ..."