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Example Sentences for "sacrifice"

The Aztecs sacrificed people to their godsHe totally sacrificed his marriage and his family for his career, and now he finds himself a very successful, lonely businessman.

The Aztecs sacrificed people to their gods.

She sacrificed a lot of her free time growing up in order to do her gymnastics.

My parents made a lot of sacrifices so I could go to university, and I would like to repay them somehow.

They sacrificed a goat to celebrate the end of ramadan.

He sacrificed his life for his country in the war.

She sacrificed her career in order to stay at home with her children.

Nowadays, it seems there are fewer people who are willing to sacrifice their lives for their country.

The professor sacrificed his vacation to finish his book.

During the time of the Shang civilization in ancient China, royal burials were often accompanied by human and animal sacrifices.

The people of the village sacrificed a pig to the God of rain, asking him to water their crops.

Christianity differed from other cults popular in the Middle East at the time in that Christian rituals did not include animal or blood sacrifices, except in symbolic form.

The greatest sacrifice a man can make is to give his life for his country.

There is a Japanese proverb which observes that you must gain from your opponents without sacrificing your own strength.

There is a Filipino proverb which notes that there's no glory without sacrifice.

James Matthew Barrie once stated that you can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.

Sylvia Pankhurst once declared that war did not justify the sacrifice of a single mother's son.

Idi Amin once said that in any country, there must be people who have to die. They are the sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order.

Guinea pigs were first domesticated by the Incas, who used them for food, in sacrifices, and as household pets.

Market researchers have discovered that the Chinese make enormous sacrifices for their one child, particularly if it is a boy.

The greatest number of human sacrifices in a religious ceremony in history occurred in 1486, when 20,000 people were killed by Aztec priests at the dedication of the Great Temple.

Many young women today want long-term relationships with men, but not at the sacrifice of their independence.

Discussion question: Are you willing to sacrifice your family to achieve success in your job, or vice versa?


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