- flamboyant or extravagant language, sentiment, or behavior, intended to seem heroic.
- heroic action or behavior.
- herod the great,
- heroic age,
- heroic couplet,
- heroic drama,
- heroic poem,
- heroic quatrain
Origin of heroic
Examples from the Web for heroically
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.
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 Daily Beast's Michael Moynihan heroically ventures into the fever swamp.
But on the 2nd of October the fortress, which had been heroically defended, was taken by assault.
"What is fated no man can avoid," said the king, heroically.Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)|Charles Morris
Her fate was determined, and, as she heroically told Maude in their last interview, she was determined to make the best of it.The Two Sides of the Shield|Charlotte M. Yonge
She laughed, but Philippe, taking it seriously, drank it off most heroically.The Queen's Necklace|Alexandre Dumas pre
Val glanced fearfully toward the kitchen door, lifted the teacup, and heroically drank every drop.Lonesome Land|B. M. Bower
- 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
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.