What does the word sacrifice mean?

Usage examples for sacrifice

  1. And, like all women from Time's beginning, she had cried into the shadow, " Oh, that I, too, may have this joy, this sacrifice, this pain!" – A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  2. Do they not sacrifice in your country, Vernoon? – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
  3. One must sacrifice everything to affairs. – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman