Martyr

Mar"tyr

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Martyred (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Martyring.] 1. To put to death for adhering to some belief, esp. Christianity; to sacrifice on account of faith or profession. Bp. Pearson.
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2. To persecute; to torment; to torture. Chaucer.
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The lovely Amoret, whose gentle heart
Thou martyrest with sorrow and with smart.
Spenser.
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Racked with sciatics, martyred with the stone.
Pope.
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