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Word: immolate

Definition: offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)


Sentences Containing 'immolate'

That, he had been the prisoner's friend, but, at once in an auspicious and an evil hour detecting his infamy, had resolved to immolate the traitor he could no longer cherish in his bosom, on the sacred altar of his country.

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