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
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Rice's daughter vividly described the night of the fire and her older brother's heroism.
Even as an unprecedented toll of death and destruction kept mounting, California communities were getting glimpses of heroism, humanity and hope as wildfires burned around them.
Anderson, who died when his aircraft was shot down over Cuba, later became the first recipient of the Air Force Cross, the U.S. Air Force’s second-highest award for heroism, after the Medal of Honor.
Dietl’s pitch is part law and order, part New York nationalism, all suffused with the drama and heroism surrounding his time as a decorated NYPD detective.
Even with the challenges, police, fire-rescue and city workers still accomplished feats of heroism.
Both seasons have a slower burn from every day life and a desire for normalcy devolving into crazy-ass stuff, forcing heroism among our characters.
He was awarded the Air Medal (with combat device) for heroism or meritorious achievement in aerial battle, the Army said; details of the battle for which he was awarded the medal weren't immediately available Sunday night.
In an act of heroism, Smith grabbed fellow concert attendees and advised them to follow him to a parking lot away from the main strip where the active shooter was thought to have been.
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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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