a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat: Oedipus, the classic tragic hero.
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How to use tragic hero in a sentence
More than a decade after that fateful scene aired, Jordan is back as another tragic hero.Michael B. Jordan of ‘Fruitvale Station,’ Hollywood’s New Leading Man | Marlow Stern | July 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is like the passion with which a tragic hero wholly identifies himself, and which bears him on to his doom.Shakespearean Tragedy | A. C. Bradley
The tragic hero is the man of innate nobleness who yet has some one defect that lays him open to ruin.Progress and History | Various
He feels himself a tragic hero, a man who has suffered deeply.Dear Enemy | Jean Webster