Part of speech: noun

The condition or fate of a martyr.

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Usage examples "martyrdom":

  1. Perhaps to martyrdom, perhaps to glory. - "The Short Life", Francis Donovan.
  2. There is a living martyrdom as painful and as bitter as death, and Monica was called to taste it. - "Life of Saint Monica", F. A. (Frances Alice) Forbes.
  3. The teaching and martyrdom of Jesus had thus served to bring out a deep and real antithesis. - "The Making of the New Testament", Benjamin W. Bacon.