Examples of heroism in a Sentence
women who showed heroism by fighting for their right to vote
the inspiring heroism of the firefighters who risked their lives to save the people trapped in the burning building
Recent Examples of heroism from the Web
In the Japanese equivalent of NASA, applicants are required to fold 1,000 origami cranes because space exploration isn’t about heroism.
Hours after the rampage, survivors recounted scenes of horror and heroism, describing how the shooter pinned the crowd down with a cascade of gunfire from his hotel window.
As John Wesley Powell, Vanessa Severo combines outbursts of pure ego with a sort of cardboard heroism.
People would remark on the heroism of the surviving firefighters trying desperately to extinguish the flames as missiles, some armed with chemical weapons, continued to rain down on them.
Many people praised Smith’s heroism, but the 30-year-old Orange County man might not have survived without a hero of his own.
Fifty-One Inches Mark Collette, David Hunn, Mike Hixenbaugh | Houston Chronicle | September 2, 2017 | 24 minutes (6,108 words) Terror, heartbreak, and heroism in Houston as five souls brave the worst storm in U.S. history.
Their harrowing accounts paint a horrifying picture, but one of heroism as well.
His is a tale of the anonymity of heroism—until now.
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First Known Use of heroism
Synonymsbottle [British slang], bravery, courageousness, daring, daringness, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, gallantry, greatheartedness, guts, gutsiness, hardihood, heart, courage, intestinal fortitude, intrepidity, intrepidness, moxie, nerve, pecker [chiefly British], prowess, stoutness, valor, virtue
Antonymscowardice, cowardliness, cravenness, dastardliness, poltroonery, spinelessness
Related Wordsbackbone, fiber, fortitude, grit, gumption, mettle, pluck, pluckiness, spunk, temper; determination, perseverance, resolution; endurance, stamina, stomach, tenacity; audacity, boldness, brazenness, cheek, cojones [slang], effrontery, gall, temerity
Near Antonymscold feet, faintheartedness, fearfulness, mousiness, timidity, timorousness; feebleness, softness, weakness; impotence, ineffectualness; hesitation, indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution
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