(the) supreme sacrifice


(the) supreme sacrifice
the act of dying for your country or your beliefs, or to save other people
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  • the supreme sacrifice — the act of dying for your country or your beliefs, or to save other people …   English dictionary

  • pay the supreme sacrifice —    to be killed in combat or judicially    More often made than paid. Also as pay the supreme price:     Death in war is unfortunate but unavoidable. Every man who joined MK knew that he might be called on to pay the supreme sacrifice. (Mandela,… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • make the supreme sacrifice —    to be killed on war service    Not necessarily in action:     Fellow members who had made the supreme sacrifice... (Boyle, 1979, writing of those who had died or been killed in the forces) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Supreme sacrifice — Suprême sacrifice Suprême sacrifice est un long métrage belge réalisé par Alfred Machin et Armand Du Plessy, sorti en 1919. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Commentaire 3 Fiche technique 4 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • supreme sacrifice — the sacrifice of one s own life: Many made the supreme sacrifice during the war. * * * supreme sacrifice noun The giving up of one s life • • • Main Entry: ↑supreme …   Useful english dictionary

  • Suprême sacrifice — est un long métrage belge réalisé par Alfred Machin et Armand Du Plessy, sorti en 1919. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Commentaire 3 Fiche technique 4 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • supreme sacrifice — the sacrifice of one s own life: Many made the supreme sacrifice during the war. * * * …   Universalium

  • supreme sacrifice — /səprim ˈsækrəfaɪs/ (say suhpreem sakruhfuys) noun the sacrifice of one s own life: *flanked on either side by the names of college students who had either made the supreme sacrifice or had returned . –brian matthews, 1998 …   Australian English dictionary

  • supreme sacrifice — n. the sacrifice of one s life …   English World dictionary

  • sacrifice — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 giving sth up ADJECTIVE ▪ big, considerable, enormous, great, heavy, huge, real, tremendous ▪ financial …   Collocations dictionary