heroism heroism  /ˈhɛ roʊ ˌɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)

Usage(s):

  1. The Chinese Communists do their best to suppress stories of Christian heroism inside China.
  2. The World Trade Center and Pentagon tragedies produced astonishing twin images of heroism and destruction, capping a year full of photos that were truly unforgettable.
  3. For the traditional marks of heroism had passed over the worthy lives of millions.

News

  1. Guest Viewpoint: Challenging myths about blindness

    'Heroism' not inherent in those without sight
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Elmira Star-Gazette

  2. A 'new kind' of Republican? Are you kidding?

    I suppose Republicans are to be congratulated for nominating a Latino Navy SEAL as their Senate candidate in Massachusetts. I recall when GOP lowlifes mocked and lied about the war heroism of John Kerry, and just last year Mitt Romney was saying the DREAM Act was a "handout" and Latinos voted for President Obama because they wanted "gifts."
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. Video: Fire crew saves Black Forest home

    A new video capturing Colorado Springs firefighters shielding a Black Forest home from oncoming flames is a textbook example of firefighting that captures the everyday heroism of the fire crews.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KMGH 7 Denver

Quotes

  1. "The good news is that some really great actors will be helping out and stepping in, which to me is a sign of great heroism and friendship," said Mamet, who declined to name the replacements.
    on Dec 17, 2008 By: David Mamet Source: Variety

  2. Former CIA Director James Woolsey calls him a "remarkable young man" who should be commended for "extraordinary heroism and courage."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: James Woolsey Source: Indiana Gazette

  3. "Petty Officer Monsoor distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism on Sept. 29, 2006," presidential press secretary Dana Perino told reporters during a briefing aboard Air Force One.
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: FOXNews

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