Martyr ( P ) Pronunciation Key (märtr)
1. One who chooses to suffer death rather than renounce religious principles.
2. One who makes great sacrifices or suffers much in order to further a belief, cause, or principle.


a. One who endures great suffering: a martyr to arthritis.
b. One who makes a great show of suffering in order to arouse sympathy.



Just wondering what a martyr is and whether it is a good way to go in any given situation. I was thinking that a Maryr was an easy escape for people wishing to gain fame, popularity, and a following.

Having read the definition I don't think it is. Perhaps there are false martyrs; people who took a large sacrifice themselves, and got a mass of followers, but did so to become a martyr and therefore where in it for the wrong reasons.



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