heroin vs heroine : Common Errors in English

About heroin vs heroine

Heroin is a highly addictive opium derivative; the main female character in anarrative is a heroine.

heroin Meaning(s)

  • (n) a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush

heroine Meaning(s)

  • (n) the main good female character in a work of fiction
  • (n) a woman possessing heroic qualities or a woman who has performed heroic deeds

heroin in News

  1. Jason Gonzalez sold heroin to informant twice in last month, police say

    A man who sold heroin to a police informant twice outside a restaurant over the last month has been busted, officials said. Jason O. Gonzalez sold heroin to the informant last Wednesday and on May 17 in the parking lot of the fast-food restaurant in the 300 block of Broadway in Bethlehem, officials said. During a search of Gonzalez's home at 518 Itaska St., Bethlehem, police found heroin, wax ...
    on June 17, 2013 Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

  2. Heroin: Unintended consequence of meth, Rx drug crackdown

    Think of a heroin user and what comes to mind? A gaunt addict in some flophouse with a needle hanging out of his arm?
    on June 17, 2013 Source: Tacoma News Tribune

  3. Heroin making its mark on Sheboygan

    Heroin is the latest drug to hit the streets in Sheboygan County and law enforcement officers are fighting back harder than ever before.
    on June 16, 2013 Source: Sheboygan Press

heroine in News

  1. Books on Review: ‘Call The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times’ by Jennifer Worth

    "Whoever heard of a midwife as a literary heroine? Yet midwifery is the very stuff of drama. Every child is conceived either in love or lust, is born in pain, followed by joy or sometimes remorse. A Midwife is in the thick of it, she sees it all."
    on June 17, 2013 Source: Dunn County News

  2. Upshur County judge sentences 12

    Glen Edward Bishop, 37, of Gilmer was sentenced to 18 months in state jail for delivery of heroine. Bishop pleaded guilty to the charge. Ted Demarcus McDonald, 27, of Gilmer was sentenced to 16 months in state jail for delivery of methamphetamine. McDonald pleaded guilty to the charge.
    on June 17, 2013 Source: The Longview News-Journal

  3. A wide-open race in Minnesota for Bachmann's seat

    They've lost their high-profile champion and tea party heroine, but Republicans in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District express confidence they can hold the U.S. House seat even without Michele Bachmann on the ballot next year. Mrs. Bachmann's retirement announcement late last month — and the subsequent withdrawal of her main Democratic ...
    on June 17, 2013 Source: The Washington Times

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