Petraeus, to be sure, did not save the world, but a war-weary nation, starved of heroes, has latched onto him.
But really, these heroes of hilarity past put the oof in “spoof.”
Online, pictures of these heroes in action were hailed and shared as the world reacted to the graphic scenes.
The heroes assembled in The Expendables have racked up impressive kills in the past.
But, the Yahwist describes the Nephilim as “heroes that were of old, warriors of renown,” not as gods or even demi-gods.
Such are the horses on which gods and heroes ride, as represented by the artist.
"But there are other heroes, Lieutenant Hernandez," said the girl.
Airship travel was scarcely a novelty to our heroes now, but, like many other things, there was always some new feature to it.
The mass must have its heroes, but also its victims and scapegoats and the butts of its ridicule.
I've more sinse an' wisdom in th' back iv me thumb thin all th' heroes in th' wurruld.
late 14c., "man of superhuman strength or physical courage," from Latin heros "hero," from Greek heros "demi-god" (a variant singular of which was heroe), originally "defender, protector," from PIE root *ser- "to watch over, protect" (cf. Latin servare "to save, deliver, preserve, protect;" see observe). Meaning "man who exhibits great bravery" in any course of action is from 1660s. Sense of "chief male character in a play, story, etc." first recorded 1690s. First record of hero-worship is from 1774.
1955, the New York term for a sandwich elsewhere called submarine, grinder, poor boy (New Orleans), or hoagie (Philadelphia); origin unknown, perhaps so called for its great size, or a folk etymology alteration of Greek gyro as a type of sandwich.