Their goal of on-the-ground disaster response within 72 hours of a crisis is nothing short of heroic.
My monsters, the ones you called depraved, they are the beautiful, heroic ones.
But in the last few decades, an often heroic group of parents have been pioneers in advocating for their sons and daughters.
The city of Liverpool, on the west coast of England, always suggests to me some heroic old warhorse of an opera.
There was also no shortage of heroic and cowardly behavior as well as many things in between.
Grant still kept in front, animating the soldiers by his heroic example, in utter contempt of anything like danger.
In this vast solitude this heroic man commenced his labors of love.
Well, what would you wish Mrs. Hayden to be like, for instance, in order to come up to your ideal of the heroic woman?
He was quite elated with his performance, thinking it a heroic achievement.
He made a heroic effort to remain on duty, but died suddenly on the 14th, and his loss was deeply felt by the corps.
1540s, shortened from heroical (early 15c.), also heroycus "noble, magnanimous," from Latin heroicus "of a hero, heroic, mythical," from Greek heroikos "pertaining to heroes," from heros (see hero (n.1)). Earlier was heroical (early 15c.). The Heroic Age in Greece was the time before the return of the armies from the fall of Troy. Related: Heroically. Heroic verse (1610s), decasyllabic iambic, is from Italian.
heroic he·ro·ic (hĭ-rō'ĭk)
Relating to a risky medical procedure that may endanger the patient but also has a possibility of being successful, whereas lesser action would result in failure.