Definition of heroism
1 : heroic conduct especially as exhibited in fulfilling a high purpose or attaining a noble end
2 : the qualities of a hero
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
Rival kingpin Gus Fring applied CPR and called an ambulance when Nacho’s scheme began to work, and now the possibility looms of bloody reprisal for Nacho’s attempt at heroism.
Alexandria Police Department Chief Michael Brown outlined a timeline of what happened last Wednesday morning, highlighting the heroism of the three APD officers who were first to respond to the call.
People across the political spectrum, however, appear to agree on at least one thing: Officer Crystal Griner displayed an admirable act of heroism this week.
Party labels were shattered as lawmakers united around their common humanity and American-ness, and celebrated individual qualities – such as the heroism of two Capitol Police who helped bring down the shooter and were themselves injured.
Thankful for first responders and heroism of security/Capitol Police.
The presence of those officers almost certainly saved lives, and the president praised their heroism.
Also Sunday, police released photos of the hoax suicide belts worn by the three attackers, saying their realistic appearance showed the heroism of police and bystanders who confronted them during the rampage.
Mara’s petite physique makes her an unlikely choice to play a Marine, but confounding expectation is part of Megan’s heroism.
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First Known Use of heroism
HEROISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heroism for English Language Learners
: great courage
HEROISM Defined for Kids
Definition of heroism for Students
1 : behavior showing great courage especially for a noble purpose the heroism of soldiers
2 : the qualities of a hero We honor the heroism of our forefathers.
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