Heroic meaning

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The definition of heroic is a strong and courageous person or a story about deeds by those with these qualities.

An example of a heroic deed is a fireman entering a burning building to save a child.

An example of a heroic story is the story of Perseus in Greek mythology.

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Having, displaying, or characteristic of the qualities appropriate to a hero; courageous.

Heroic deeds.

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Heroic behavior or action.
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Of, relating to, or resembling the heroes of literature, legend, or myth.
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A line of heroic verse.
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A line of heroic verse.
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Having, displaying, or characteristic of the qualities appropriate to a hero; courageous.

Heroic deeds.

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Of, relating to, or resembling the heroes of literature, legend, or myth.
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Courageous; displaying heroism.

RAUBENHEIMER NO v TRUSTEES, JOHANNES BREDENKAMP TRUST, AND OTHERS 2006 (1) SA 124 (C)"The original cottage was said to appear on a well-known painting, dating back to 1863, of the American pirate ship, the Alabama, leaving Table Bay. It was also believed to feature in the story of the heroic Wolraad Woltemade who, in 1773, lost his life and that of his horse after valiantly saving 14 shipwrecked persons. This was said to have taken place within sight and full view of the house. The second respondent called this historical link into question, averring that the house was probably not yet built in 1773 while Woltemade's heroics were believed to have taken place in the vicinity of the Salt River mouth, some 10 km away.

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Melodramatic behavior or language.
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Heroic behavior or action.
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Of or relating to a hero or heroine; supremely noble.

Heroic deeds.

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Melodramatic behavior or language.
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Like or characteristic of a hero or his deeds; strong, brave, noble, powerful, etc.

Heroic conduct, a heroic effort.

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Of or about a hero and his deeds; epic.

A heroic poem.

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Exalted; eloquent; high-flown.

Heroic words.

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Daring and risky, but used as a last resort.

Heroic measures.

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(art) Larger than life-size but less than colossal.

A heroic statue.

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Heroic behavior or deeds.
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Of or characterized by men of godlike strength and courage.

The heroic age of Greece and Rome.

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