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martyred

adjective uk   /ˈmɑː.təd/ us    /ˈmɑːr.t̬ɚd/
A martyred person has been killed because of their religious or political beliefs: a martyred saint a martyred civil rights activist disapproving showing that you are suffering so that people will have sympathy for you: She was wearing a martyred expression.
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