- flamboyant or extravagant language, sentiment, or behavior, intended to seem heroic.
- heroic action or behavior.
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There’s Robert Horry, the dead-eye three-point gunner whose penchant for late-game heroics is legend.Kobe Bryant Punched A Teammate Over $100, And It Wasn’t Shaq|Jeff Pearlman|September 25, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
One day, he took a heroic dose of magic mushrooms and climbed to the top of a tall tree, where he was trapped by a lightning storm.The Fungal Evangelist Who Would Save the Bees - Issue 90: Something Green|Merlin Sheldrake|September 23, 2020|Nautilus
The Oscar-nominated movie Hotel Rwanda was inspired by Rusesabagina’s heroics.Butterfly Effect: Pandemic Shrouds Terrorist Activities|Charu Kasturi|September 3, 2020|Ozy
I’m not trying to make it sound heroic, our neighborhood is just a small part of the Bonny Doon community.
Similarly heroic stories abound across all the businesses, teams and leaders included in this year’s shortlist.Shopify, Chewy and Ally are Resilience Awards finalists|Digiday Awards|September 1, 2020|Digiday
Sometimes they do heroic things, sometimes they wish they could.
Claret for boys, port for men, and brandy for heroes, according to Dr. Johnson, and Hitch went for the heroic.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hamas called the attack “heroic” and, disgustingly, tweeted out photos of the bodies.
Some heroic volunteers, like Spencer, have joined the fight—but not enough.Why New York’s Ebola Case Will Hurt Infected Patients Everywhere|Abby Haglage|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Like Nina Pham, she is a heroic person—a person who has dedicated her life to helping others,” he told a press conference.
In his brief he spoke in the highest terms of the Spanish episcopate, and of the piety and heroic devotion of the priesthood.The War Upon Religion|Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
He left Mr Monypenny with his head full of thoughts which were not all heroic.The Ladies Lindores, Vol. 3(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
In the close of the heroic literature of Iceland a number of general causes are to be found at work.Epic and Romance|W. P. Ker
Now was the chance for the heroic Chand Moorut; and that warrior was never known to let an opportunity slip.The Eagle Cliff|R.M. Ballantyne
May our heroic wrath never lessen, nor our holy hate be appeased.The Daughter of Heaven|Judith Gautier
British Dictionary definitions for heroic
- held to such a degree as to enable a person to perform virtuous actions with exceptional promptness, ease and pleasure, and with self-abnegation and self-controlheroic virtue
- performed or undergone by such a personthe heroic witness of martyrdom