heroics heroics  /hɪ ˈroʊ ɪks/

Definition(s):

  • (n) ostentatious or vainglorious or extravagant or melodramatic conduct

Usage(s):

  1. Larsen was a respectable 11-5 in the 1956 regular season, but no one could have predicted his Game 5 heroics.
  2. No photographers, no reporters recorded his last abasement or his last heroics.
  3. Turkey is awash in fervent nationalism newspapers are emblazoned with military heroics and jingoistic slogans.

News

  1. Rangers, Cardinals get back to work at Busch

    (Sports Network) - The Texas Rangers needed some late-game heroics to get past the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a three-game set and look for a series win Saturday at Busch Stadium.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WGRZ-TV Buffalo

  2. Orioles-Blue Jays Preview

    The Toronto Blue Jays used some late-inning heroics to extend their longest win streak in five years. Chien-Ming Wang will try to help his team skip the drama in its next game.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Extra innings: Pena says Corporan is the secret weapon

    Carlos Pena’s walk-off heroics wouldn’t have been possible without Carlos Corporan’s game-tying solo home run in the eighth inning. “That was an amazing at-bat (by Corporan),” said Pena, who drilled a walk-off, three-run homer in the 10th to win 7-4. ‘That pitch was a perfectly executed slider down and in. I have no idea how Corporan was able to keep that ball fair and hit it that far. “It was ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

Quotes

  1. "I am still confused as to why they chose to lie and tried to make me a legend when the real heroics of my fellow soldiers that day were, in fact, legendary," said Lynch, speaking softly but firmly into the microphone as more than 12...
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: Jessica Lynch Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "But I sure enjoyed his heroics over the weekend," Walton said.
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: Bill Walton Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "We are looking for Marek to regain his rookie season scoring touch and heroics," general manager Francois Giguere said. "He has tremendous skills and is part of a group of young players ready to make a significant impact on the success of...
    on Jul 5, 2007 By: Francois Giguere Source: ESPN

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