It was heroic of those women to fight for the right to vote.
The soldiers received medals for their heroic actions.
Despite heroic efforts to save the business, it ultimately went bankrupt.
a political battle of heroic proportions
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In my book, Peter Seidler was a model citizen, a well-nigh heroic one.—Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 21 Nov. 2023 No story of a heroic local archer; no part of the mountain shaped like a bow.—Jessica Francis Kane, Harper's Magazine, 20 Nov. 2023 Her great notion in reviving Hite is treating her less like a subject getting scrutinized all over again, and instead as the mesmerizing star of a heroic rise-and-fall narrative.—Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2023 Sullenberger and passengers reflected on the heroic decision when speaking with PEOPLE this past January.—Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2023 The iconic director first noted DiCaprio was originally going to play the heroic FBI agent Tom White, who ended up being played by Plemons.—James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Nov. 2023 Montessori demonstrated that the standard educational environment of her time (and, sadly, of ours as well) can be improved simultaneously across every important dimension, and that doing so doesn’t require heroic teachers or massive additional spending.—Andrew McAfee, Fortune, 14 Nov. 2023 However, crypto has a risk surface so complex that dollar cost averaging remains a solid way to go unless you are confirmed in the heroic but precarious style of the bold pilot who wants to go full bore.—Clem Chambers, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 But what started as a story about a heroic employee and a grateful employer has devolved into an epic battle between the carmaker and Mr. Krupski, a service technician.—Jack Ewing, New York Times, 10 Nov. 2023
Yet despite the heroics of Williams and Purce, the game lost much of its luster in the third minute when Rapinoe collapsed to the turf with what appeared to be a right Achilles injury and had to be helped off by two trainers.—Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 12 Nov. 2023 America obsesses over the heroics of special operators, specifically those who have developed a brand–the ones represented over and over again in countless movies and books.—Bypat Gault, Fortune, 10 Nov. 2023 By this point, news of Adkins’ heroics in Undisputed II had also traveled around the world, striking a particular chord outside of the main markets in regions such as the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South America.—Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Oct. 2023 Late innings heroics turned Game 1 of the series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Texas Rangers into an instant classic.—Chantz Martin, Fox News, 28 Oct. 2023 Patrick Mahomes Eats Doritos ‘Every Night in Bed’ Reveals Wife Brittany
As far as this week’s game goes, Mahomes’ feet-first heroics will likely continue to live in the shadows of Arrowhead Stadium.—Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 20 Oct. 2023 The game matches the champions of the two countries soccer leagues in a winner-take-all final, one LAFC qualified for by winning last November’s MLS Cup behind McCarthy’s heroics.—Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023 Roy’s early heroics in net for the Canadiens proved to be the bridge from the old method of netminding to today’s even more technical and athletic style.—Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2023 No late-game heroics from the kickers were needed in this year’s Texas-Alabama matchup in Tuscaloosa, with the Longhorns securing a comfortable 34-24 win.—Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 10 Sep. 2023 See More
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