I admire the effort and sacrifice you put into it.
This sacrifice was the least he could do for his friend.
Our family has a long tradition of self-sacrifice and charity.
It also told me he was willing to make a sacrifice for her protection.
I would sacrifice anything for you--even my feelings.
She wondered how accurate her dream had been, if her only way to save Rhyn was to sacrifice herself.
I chose to sacrifice my life so that you'd have the chance to do this, Rhyn.
She suspected even his promise to sacrifice her if it meant saving their world would melt in the furnace of his fury.
Even as he spoke the words, he knew he couldn't sacrifice her for the kingdom.
Yet some can be patriotic who have no self-respect, and sacrifice the greater to the less.
To sacrifice herself for others was Sonya's habit.
I know you do, and I love you all the more for the sacrifice you're willing to make.
She remembered the strong, thoughtful little boy whose life she decided to sacrifice for her cause.
You didn't carry that bauble with you for twenty years to sacrifice it now.
Is being in control so important that you're willing to sacrifice the happiness of your only son?
She must sacrifice herself for the family that had reared and brought her up.
He wanted the only woman who chose to sacrifice herself to the Original Other, as part of a horribly planned attempt to save those she loved.
Am I to sacrifice my feelings and my honor for money?
They are burning for the combat," declared this representative of the Russian nation, "and to prove to Your Majesty by the sacrifice of their lives how devoted they are...."
Stymieing her sunny nature now was a small sacrifice compared to seeing it snuffed forever.
The tales and descriptions of that time without exception speak only of the self-sacrifice, patriotic devotion, despair, grief, and the heroism of the Russians.
Why is it that men think a woman is perverted when she won't sacrifice her morals for him, but she's a slut when she gives in for the other guy?
In the Roman Church the alb is now reckoned as one of the vestments proper to the sacrifice of the Mass.
One of the oldest and most widespread methods of divining the future, both among primitive people and among several of the civilizations of antiquity, was the reading of omens in the signs noted on the liver of the animal offered as a sacrifice to some deity.
The one is that the animal sacrificed was looked upon as a deity, and that, therefore, the liver represented the soul of the god; the other theory is that the deity in accepting the sacrifice identified himself with the animal, and that, therefore, the liver as the soul of the animal was the counterpart of the soul of the god.
She was ready to sacrifice everything for her benefactors.
"That's not quite what I'm saying. I know you understand that great sacrifice is sometimes warranted for a greater good. And what you might be learning is that the greater good also sometimes requires doing what might be called evil," she said.
The only vamp that could change someone without them following the normal rite requiring human sacrifice, Xander had once created an army in months.
The conclusion of the treaty of Bardo on the 12th of May, however, compelled Cairoli to sacrifice himself to popular indignation.
Another who wished to gain some advantage would attract the Emperor's attention by loudly advocating the very thing the Emperor had hinted at the day before, and would dispute and shout at the council, beating his breast and challenging those who did not agree with him to duels, thereby proving that he was prepared to sacrifice himself for the common good.
In late versions this legend was expanded and varied, the martyrdom was connected with a refusal to take part in a great sacrifice ordered at Octodurum and the name of Exsuperius was added to that of Mauritius.
He was not occupied with the question of what to sacrifice for; the fact of sacrificing in itself afforded him a new and joyous sensation.
"It's only a sacrifice if they don't live through this!" she snapped.
He was in fact a typical representative of the unscrupulous selfseeking Polish magnates of the 17th century who were always ready to sacrifice everything, their country included, to their own private ambition.
"He higher iss dan I in rank," said the German colonel of the hussars, flushing and addressing an adjutant who had ridden up, "so let him do what he vill, but I cannot sacrifice my hussars...
As I understand your present life, I think you will always recall it with satisfaction, because the self-sacrifice that fills it now...
The stricter party urged the adoption of the Westminster standards and conformity thereto; the broader party were unwilling to sacrifice their liberty.
At a time of such love, such rapture, and such self-sacrifice, what do any of our quarrels and affronts matter?
At such moments something like a pride of sacrifice gathered in her soul.
Those who tried to understand the general course of events and to take part in it by self-sacrifice and heroism were the most useless members of society, they saw everything upside down, and all they did for the common good turned out to be useless and foolish--like Pierre's and Mamonov's regiments which looted Russian villages, and the lint the young ladies prepared and that never reached the wounded, and so on.
Thus the old Hindus chose the new and the full moon as days of sacrifice; the eve.
But now they wanted her to sacrifice the very thing that constituted the whole reward for her self-sacrifice and the whole meaning of her life.
While Kris would love to sacrifice a certain infuriating mortal to further his cause, he wouldn.t even sacrifice her, let alone allow Darkyn.s to wipe out a village.
Again tried to make his peace with the court in January 1792, but he was so insulted that he was not encouraged to sacrifice himself for the sake of the king and queen, who persisted in remembering all old enmities in their time of trouble.
The foreign policy of ViscontiVenosta may be said to have reinforced the international position of Italy without sacrifice of dignity, and without the vacillation and short-sightedness which was to characterize the ensuing administrations of the Left.
"And love of one's neighbor, and self-sacrifice?" began Pierre.
Whatever her father's feelings might be, she begged Natasha to believe that she could not help loving her as the one chosen by her brother, for whose happiness she was ready to sacrifice everything.
A small sacrifice for saving your people.
On the other hand, serious difficulties arise if we assume that every animal sacrificed represents a deity; and even assuming that such a belief underlies the rite of animal sacrifice, a modification of the belief must have been introduced when such sacrifices became a common rite resorted to on every occasion when a deity was to be approached.
"Sacrifice is –" "You saved the human world.
Then he may offer sacrifice so that his prayers be accepted."
That the daily sacrifices which form a feature of advanced cults involved the belief of the daily slaughter of some deity, and even before this stage was reached the primitive belief of the actual identification of the god with the animal must have yielded to some such belief as that the deity in accepting the sacrifice assimilates the animal to his own being, precisely as man assimilates the food that enters into his body.
All the complex laws of man centered for her in one clear and simple law--the law of love and self-sacrifice taught us by Him who lovingly suffered for mankind though He Himself was God.
He.d lost his lover, Jade, that way, a sacrifice that still stung.
He bristled at the mention of Rhyn in the same sentence as Andre. One half-brother had been noble, courageous, honorable, willing to sacrifice himself for their cause. Rhyn was the opposite.
He was as strong as she was in that way, willing to sacrifice anyone and anything.
Xander was enjoying his newfound status too much to sacrifice it now, especially when he had a line of women ready to please him.
When the third sacrifice came round Theseus volunteered to go, and with the help of Ariadne slew the Minotaur (Plutarch, Theseus, 15-19; Diod.
The slaying of the Minotaur by Theseus in that case indicates the abolition of such sacrifice by the advance of Greek civilization.
One party threatened to return to Romanism; another threatened to sacrifice the independence of Geneva and submit to Berne.
11); the new moons and the Sabbaths alike called men to the sanctuary to do sacrifice (Isa.
To sacrifice phrasing, and distinctness in real partwriting, to a crude imitation of the richness produced mechanically on the harpsichord by drawing 4-ft.
Those conveniences which the student requires at Cambridge or elsewhere cost him or somebody else ten times as great a sacrifice of life as they would with proper management on both sides.
There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hands.
I can always sacrifice my feelings for my family's welfare," he said to himself, "but I can't coerce my feelings.
Self- sacrifice was her most cherished idea but in this case she could not see what she ought to sacrifice, or for whom.
Pierre wished to say that he was ready to sacrifice his money, his serfs, or himself, only one ought to know the state of affairs in order to be able to improve it, but he was unable to speak.
Pierre's one feeling at the moment was a desire to show that he was ready to go all lengths and was prepared to sacrifice everything.
After the Emperor had left Moscow, life flowed on there in its usual course, and its course was so very usual that it was difficult to remember the recent days of patriotic elation and ardor, hard to believe that Russia was really in danger and that the members of the English Club were also sons of the Fatherland ready to sacrifice everything for it.
In Petersburg and in the provinces at a distance from Moscow, ladies, and gentlemen in militia uniforms, wept for Russia and its ancient capital and talked of self-sacrifice and so on; but in the army which retired beyond Moscow there was little talk or thought of Moscow, and when they caught sight of its burned ruins no one swore to be avenged on the French, but they thought about their next pay, their next quarters, of Matreshka the vivandiere, and like matters.
But a few days before they left Moscow, moved and excited by all that was going on, she called Sonya to her and, instead of reproaching and making demands on her, tearfully implored her to sacrifice herself and repay all that the family had done for her by breaking off her engagement with Nicholas.
Her position in the house was such that only by sacrifice could she show her worth, and she was accustomed to this and loved doing it.
But you said yourself that we would sacrifice everything.
To love everything and everybody and always to sacrifice oneself for love meant not to love anyone, not to live this earthly life.