Martyrology

Part of speech: noun

MARTYROLOGIST.

Part of speech: noun

A historical record of martyrs.

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Usage examples "martyrology":

  1. It would be easy to extend the martyrology of inventors, and to cite the names of other equally distinguished men who have, without any corresponding advantage to themselves, contributed to the industrial progress of the age,- for it has too often happened that genius has planted the tree, of which patient dulness has gathered the fruit; but we will confine ourselves for the present to a brief account of an inventor of comparatively recent date, by way of illustration of the difficulties and privations which it is so frequently the lot of mechanical genius to surmount. - "Self Help", Samuel Smiles.
  2. The martyrology of the provinces reeks with his murders. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
  3. The whole question of martyrology, a far more important one than historians generally fancy, requires a thorough investigation, critical and historical; it has to be done, and especially just now. - "Literary and General Lectures and Essays", Charles Kingsley.