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  • adv. In a heroic manner, like a hero.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a heroic manner; with signal valor or fortitude; courageously intrepidly; audaciously: as, the wall was heroically defended.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a heroic manner


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