Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Extraordinarily courageous.

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  • adj. Brave, courageous.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Gilad Shalit was much on my mind until the miracle of his release to lionhearted parents who spent four years in a tent outside the Prime Minister's office until their son was returned to them.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Dancing With Injustice on My Mind

  • The lionhearted lawnmower man, who drove away drug dealers in his neighborhood by cleaning up the vacant lots they claimed.

    John R. Bohrer: Cory Booker Is 41 Years Old

  • Tears of empowerment when the lionhearted Senator Ted Kennedy inspired a nation with his courageous words of hope and optimism as he effectively passed the torch of JFK and RFK to BHO, not once flinching as cancer held his body under siege.

    Barry Michael Cooper: The Real Meaning and Real Talk of a Real Life '08 Bonnie and Clyde

  • Do you think the newly awakened lionhearted people are going to be frightened by an official hat?

    An Enemy of the People

  • The most highborn lady Mick had ever been with – the wife of a sitting member of the House of Lords, as it turned out – told him that the French had a name for what she felt for him, a name that put words to her wanting his “lionhearted virility” – he liked the phrase and remembered it.

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  • A time when journalism was the wild realm of a lionhearted few and newspaper publishers wielded the power of kings.

    The Making of a Mogul

  • Bismarck lives in history as the “Iron Chancellor,” the stout, lionhearted statesman.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • My passion and anonymous lionhearted pronouncements and protestations are - however misguided and insulting - proportional to the seriousness of this subject: Bush and his systematic destruction of America.

    Think Progress » VIDEO: Schmidt’s Shame

  • In a brief but lionhearted performance, Ray played Derwatt, an American painter believed dead who goes underground to increase the value of his artwork.

    Dangerous Talents

  • Rudy stands in the public mind for lionhearted crisis management.

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