He was nothing like the deities who didn't mind sacrificing a few humans to get what they wanted.
Even if that meant sacrificing what you want or that he ended up with me instead of you.
He shifted in the brush, wishing he could.ve found a better way to draw out Kris and Sasha than by sacrificing everyone.
His tone didn't change, as if she'd just told him she was going shopping instead of sacrificing the rest of her life for his people.
"Sounds rough," Katie said. Deidre sounded accepting of her decision, but Katie couldn't help wondering how long it had taken her to come to peace with sacrificing love for the demands of her job.
But doing so also meant sacrificing her independence and the risk of losing everything that meant something to her, a potential lifetime of pain.
Minos, instead of sacrificing' it, spared its life, and Poseidon, as a punishment, inspired Pasiphae with an unnatural passion for it.
According to contemporary republicans he was a mere selfish adventurer, sacrificing the national cause "to the idol of his own ambition."
The genius of the modern pianoforte is to produce richness by depth and variety of tone; and players who cannot find scope for such genius in the real part-writing of the 18th century will not get any nearer to the 18th-century spirit by sacrificing the essentials of its art to an attempt to imitate its mechanical resources by a modern tour de force.
He wanted to believe in the absolute without sacrificing personality and freedom.
In 1884 a new development took place: u,nder the influence of Miquel a meeting was held at Heidelberg of the South German members of the party, who accepted the commercial and social policy of the government, including the Socialist law; their programme received Bismarcks approval, and was accepted by the rest of the patty, so that they henceforward were taken into favor by the government; but they had wpn the position by sacrificing almost all the characteristics of the older Liberalism the hope of a reunion for all the different sections which had hitherto kept the name of Liberal was at an end.
Noble, wretched, magnanimous, heartless, petty, generous, self-sacrificing, and selfish.
In these ways, they can be part of a larger world economy without sacrificing much autonomy.
Then, too, there is in German literature a fine reserve which I like; but its chief glory is the recognition I find in it of the redeeming potency of woman's self-sacrificing love.
But it is most distressing to me to feel that she is sacrificing her sight for me.
Pierre could not say, and he did not try to determine for whom and for what he felt such particular delight in sacrificing everything.
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.
Many other victims have perished and are perishing for the public good--and he began thinking of his social duties to his family and to the city entrusted to him, and of himself--not himself as Theodore Vasilyevich Rostopchin (he fancied that Theodore Vasilyevich Rostopchin was sacrificing himself for the public good) but himself as governor, the representative of authority and of the Tsar.
The conflict of magnanimity between the mother and the daughter, ending in the mother's sacrificing herself and offering her daughter in marriage to her lover, even now agitated the captain, though it was the memory of a distant past.
It is natural for us who were not living in those days to imagine that when half Russia had been conquered and the inhabitants were fleeing to distant provinces, and one levy after another was being raised for the defense of the fatherland, all Russians from the greatest to the least were solely engaged in sacrificing themselves, saving their fatherland, or weeping over its downfall.