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English translation: Politics demands sacrifices

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Russian term or phrase:politika trebuet jertw
English translation:Politics demands sacrifices
Entered by: Dimlivanov
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01:44 Jan 19, 2001
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Russian term or phrase: politika trebuet jertw
politika trebuet jertw
Aida Hakobyan
Politics demands sacrifices
Explanation:
Жертва в данном случае - это скорее "жертвоприношение", нежели "пострадавшие". Контекст бы пошире.

1) sacrifice; offering приносить в жертву — (кого-л./что-л.) to sacrifice smth./smb. to, to offer smth./smb. in sacrifice приносить жертву — (кому-л./чему-л.) to make a sacrifice (to) благодарственная жертва — thank-offering
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naPolitics demands sarcifice.artyan
napolitics demand a sacrifice
Natalie
naPolitics demands sacrifices
Dimlivanov


  

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41 mins
Politics demands sacrifices


Explanation:
Жертва в данном случае - это скорее "жертвоприношение", нежели "пострадавшие". Контекст бы пошире.

1) sacrifice; offering приносить в жертву — (кого-л./что-л.) to sacrifice smth./smb. to, to offer smth./smb. in sacrifice приносить жертву — (кому-л./чему-л.) to make a sacrifice (to) благодарственная жертва — thank-offering


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Dimlivanov
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43 mins
politics demand a sacrifice


Explanation:
http://www.stat.colostate.edu/~kacmaryn/personal/book/laura/...
The Gods of "Ball" Demand a Sacrifice…
http://www.oxy.edu/~jgarrett/wva/cp1815/196.htm:
occasions rise so often that demand such sacrifice…


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Natalie
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1 hr
Politics demands sarcifice.


Explanation:

Another, and probably even better, way is to say "Politics will demand sacrifice", which will stress that this will never end.

In fact, I got numerous results (over 360) from the web. Below are just some of the examples illustrating the way this idea is expressed in English:

“The gods demand sacrifice.”
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Dean_Lenort/jocko.h...

“As a member of the privileged elite it's no suprise that activism would demand sacrifice of privilege, …”
http://epsilon3.georgetown.edu/~coventrm/asa2000/panel8/mess...

“If miracles had been wrought only by those who demand sacrifice for themselves, …”
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/120110.htm


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