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Origin of mock-heroic
OTHER WORDS FROM mock-heroicmock-he·ro·i·cal·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for mock-heroic
She jumps on his back, mock-choking him and covering his eyes.Sia and Shia LaBeouf’s Pedophilia Nontroversy Over ‘Elastic Heart’|Marlow Stern|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Satirists are reliant ultimately on the very establishment they mock.
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
He's so white he's almost mock-white, and so are his jerky, long-necked, mechanical-man movements.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession|Pauline Kael|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For others life is but a foolish leisure with mock activities and mimic avocations to mask its uselessness.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
Again, she was present at the battle of Silan, where her heroic example of courage infused new life into her brother rebels.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
It is not likely that the inhabitants of Ivrea, who thus commemorate her heroic deed, will ever forget their Mugnaia.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
All men are not heroes, and in many countries men may become average hunters without being particularly heroic.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
Now men laughed at him, pointed to him with their fingers, and made their children mock and hoot the penniless insolvent.