- flamboyant or extravagant language, sentiment, or behavior, intended to seem heroic.
- heroic action or behavior.
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How to use heroic in a sentence
He returned to the London studios, playing the heroic investigator in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1936 thriller, Sabotage.The Banned Irish Revolution Film Starring a Real Soldier|Fiona Zublin|November 16, 2020|Ozy
It would introduce him to some of the oldest, and in his opinion, most heroic people in the country.One man’s urgent mission: Photographing World War II veterans before they’re gone|Jessica Contrera|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
It had the heroics of Owusu-Koramoah, a 215-pound senior force of wreckage from Tidewater in Virginia and coming soon to an NFL city near you.Notre Dame knocks off top-ranked Clemson in a double-overtime thriller in South Bend|Chuck Culpepper|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
There are also heroic efforts among NeverTrumpers, such as the team at the Bulwark, to take on purveyors of right-wing lies and nonsense.
Its hushed emptiness is about as far from heroic gestures as sculpture can go.In the galleries: A wide array of media carry election-year messages|Mark Jenkins|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
But my sources, my young women and their mother, heroically held firm.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We all felt the betrayal not so much of the institution as of the man who had noisily and heroically put it on the map.
Despite injury to his already long-damaged back, he performed heroically to bring his crew to safety.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley|John Garth|November 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Paul Volcker, who ran the Fed heroically from 1979 to 1987, was a highly effective central banker.Larry Summers’s Connection to Wall Street Should Surprise No One|Daniel Gross|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Three senators are heroically attempting to reduce federal government price supports for America's sugar industry.
The flux of pattern dimmed, then hesitated; blanked out and heroically began anew.We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse
He called on them as sons of Spain, and they answered heroically, as Spaniards have ever done in history: "For honour!"Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
There was something superb in it, something heroically mad—not the sordid drunkenness of small beer.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
And truly without hope, from 1479 to 1505, they bore heroically three sieges and flung back three different armies of Florence.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa|Edward Hutton
A compensation within myself, I mean––a recollection of at least one heroically unselfish act.The Cruise of the Shining Light|Norman Duncan
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