Conservative Muslim women in Turkey hailed Esme as a martyr and a symbol of female strength and resistance.
We can expect effusive memorials from them to their fallen "martyr."
When a Shia Muslim says "martyr," they usually have Imam Hossein in mind, who is the symbol of fighting against tyranny.
But the former Penn State football coach should not be turned into a martyr.
Birch, often called the “first victim of the Cold War,” became a martyr for the far right.
"martyr to her own hee-roism," suggested Mr. Boggs, the romantic.
I must not make a martyr of myself, when I am one of so large a company.'
Not as a criminal, but as the martyr of a great and noble cause would he front death.
I found it in this cell, after the death of the martyr, and have preserved it as a relic.
He murmured the broken sentences as he circled about the form of the martyr.
Old English martyr, from Late Latin martyr, from Doric Greek martyr, earlier martys (genitive martyros) in Christian use "martyr," literally "witness," probably related to mermera "care, trouble," from mermairein "be anxious or thoughtful," from PIE *(s)mrtu- (cf. Sanskrit smarati "remember," Latin memor "mindful;" see memory).
Adopted directly into most Germanic languages, but Norse substituted native formation pislarvattr, literally "torture-witness." General sense of "constant sufferer" is from 1550s. Martyr complex "exaggerated desire for self-sacrifice" is attested from 1920.
Old English martyrian, from martyr (see martyr (n.)). Middle English also had a verb martyrize.
one who bears witness of the truth, and suffers death in the cause of Christ (Acts 22:20; Rev. 2:13; 17:6). In this sense Stephen was the first martyr. The Greek word so rendered in all other cases is translated "witness." (1.) In a court of justice (Matt. 18:16; 26:65; Acts 6:13; 7:58; Heb. 10:28; 1 Tim. 5:19). (2.) As of one bearing testimony to the truth of what he has seen or known (Luke 24:48; Acts 1:8, 22; Rom. 1:9; 1 Thess. 2:5, 10; 1 John 1:2).