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  • adj. Obsolete form of heroic.

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Examples

  • The questions, whether the action of the poem be strictly one, whether the poem can be properly termed heroick, and who is the hero, are raised by such readers as draw their principles of judgment rather from books than from reason.

    Lives of the Poets, Volume 1

  • Twenty heroick harangues of the most illustrious women from history, 1642, trans.

    Caesars’ Wives

  • Ah Delvile! thought Cecilia, what powers of fascination are yours! should I be tempted to repine at what I have to bear, I will think of this heroick girl and blush!

    Cecilia

  • Grandeur could help her to, yet she found herself conquer'd by the irresistible Forces of my Vertue and heroick Actions; and since (said she)

    Exilius

  • But this heroick Temper of hers, which rais'd her Thoughts above the usual Pitch of her Sex, made her scorn to be

    Exilius

  • Consider Mrs. Clinton's prospective Opponents: A Gentleman of good Fortune & Family, but insipid and uninspiring Mien; a half-pay Officer gone into Politicks, who, despite his heroick Past, has anger'd Half his Party; and a former Lord Mayor, who would play Dick Whittington, had he either the Sagacity of the Original, or the Cat of the Character.

    "Shame on you," says Bill Clinton, if you're worried the Hillary campaign is exploiting race.

  • I have often thought those noble pairs and examples of friendship, not so truly histories of what had been, as fictions of what should be; but I now perceive nothing in them but possibilities, nor anything in the heroick examples of Damon and

    Religio Medici

  • But Plato seemed too frugally politick, who allowed no larger monument than would contain four heroick verses, and designed the most barren ground for sepulture: though we cannot commend the goodness of that sepulchral ground which was set at no higher rate than the mean salary of Judas.

    Hydriotaphia, or Urn-burial

  • All you dumocretins are doing by questionning our heroick President Bush is giving the enemy something to fight for.

    Think Progress » Novak: President Bush knows

  • And donot furgit the mural depickting the heroick struggle of teh littel guys to finish the mural!

    Whut is dis! - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

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