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Definition of "heroism" []

  • Heroic conduct or behavior. (noun)
  • Heroic characteristics or qualities; courage. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heroism" in a sentence
  • ""'Few nobler heroisms,' says a well-known writer, long occupied on this subject, 'at bottom, perhaps, _no nobler heroism_, ever transacted itself on this earth; and it lies as good as lost to us, overwhelmed under such an avalanche of human stupidities as no heroism before ever did."
  • "But he did want to bring them into the White House so that he could personally thank them for what he calls heroism during that 11-day standoff with China."
  • "Labanino, 46, is one of the Cuban Five, who have become a cause celebre in their homeland, daily lauded by the Cuban government for what it calls their heroism in purportedly helping derail attacks against the communist isle."