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supreme sacrifice

noun
1.
the sacrifice of one's own life:
Many made the supreme sacrifice during the war.
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  • She had made this supreme sacrifice for him—for the man who had deserted her.

    Superwomen Albert Payson Terhune
  • Lieut.-Colonel Boyle had made the supreme sacrifice at the head of the 10th.

    The Red Watch J. A. Currie
  • Lieutenant Brooke made the supreme sacrifice that day: he gave his life to save his fellows.

  • And now and then and again they, too, made the supreme sacrifice.

    With the Doughboy in France Edward Hungerford
  • If I were a father or mother, I'd rather have my sons dead than see them failing when the supreme sacrifice was called for.

    Carry On Coningsby Dawson
  • But his supreme sacrifice seemed to have done no permanent good.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • It was the commemoration day for those who had made the supreme sacrifice for the faith that was in them.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  • The man on the bed has made the supreme sacrifice for the cause.

    By Earthlight Bryce Walton
  • It is undoubtedly the greatest idea for which man has been summoned to make the supreme sacrifice.

  • The Three Soldiers—We are ready to make the supreme sacrifice if need be.

    A Parody Outline of History Donald Ogden Stewart
British Dictionary definitions for supreme sacrifice

supreme sacrifice

noun
1.
the supreme sacrifice, the sacrifice of one's life
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