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heroism

noun

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strength of mind to carry on in spite of danger
  • the inspiring heroism of the firefighters who risked their lives to save the people trapped in the burning building

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The first known use of heroism was in 1672

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“Heroism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/heroism. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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