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All the labor, all humiliations, all sacrifices we take upon ourselves; but we will not judge and decide.
Twenty years ago we should have been silent, but now we have heard the voice of the Russian people, which is ready to rise as one man and ready to sacrifice itself for its oppressed brethren; that is a great step and a proof of strength.
To be sure, he answered, and went away laughing to the sacrifices.
A suttee," returned the general, "is a human sacrifice, but a voluntary one.
The prospect of so frightful an existence drives these poor creatures to the sacrifice much more than love or religious fanaticism.
Then he offered many burnt sacrifices to the gods, and decorated many temples with tapestries and gilding, for he had succeeded far beyond his expectations.
I was sure that you were not a man who, to clear yourself from a little money difficulty, would sacrifice the happiness of your mother and the health of your father.
Wife," I answered, "I will not sacrifice this calf," and in spite of all her remonstrances, I remained firm.
I would sacrifice anything for you- even my feelings.
mad--mad to have devoted myself to an ungrateful woman, to a person who doesn't appreciate a sisterly and Christian sacrifice of self.
There is only one more sacrifice left for me to make -- the sacrifice of my heart's dearest feelings.
Don't think it is easy to do this; it is very hard to give up the best day of all, but I feel so selfish to have all the pleasure and Phebe none, that I wish to make this sacrifice.