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give (one's) life

To die or devote one's entire life for a cause (often saving someone else or defending a particular belief). Are you willing to give your life for your family if the insurgents reach our house? She gave her life to helping the poor.
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We, the Lenca people, are ancestral keepers of the rivers, also protected by female spirits that teach us that to give one's life, in multiple ways, for the defense of rivers, is to give one's life for the good of humanity and of this planet.
It is well worth it to give one's life over to their preservation and nurture.
Although this "graduate course" looks back to the first stage of "essential discipleship" and forward to "radical discipleship," its focus is on "mature discipleship," the struggle to give one's life away 1.
Friendship, understood evangelically as preparedness to give one's life for one's friends, can become an important model for mission in the contemporary postmodern world.
He spoke of how it is a great honour to give one's life for Islam and said anyone who wanted to give their life should put their name on a paper in the mosque," Omar said.
To give one's life in such a way is the ultimate sacrifice and we should all be thankful to them.
To sit with Jesus is not to be served but to serve, and to give one's life as a ransom for many.
Spiritually, to give one's life to a great project is something deeply meaningful.
Patriotism entails love of country, and love of country implies a readiness to sacrifice for it, to fight for it, perhaps even to give one's life for it.
He then set out the standards--personal prayer life and a willingness to give one's life to spread God's message--needed in the modern catechist.
He replied that they would see one day that it was possible to give one's life for archeology, suffered a massive increase in his heart rate and died.