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  • n. Plural form of heroism.

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Examples

  • They are the virtues of a weak people, and they will be as much admired, and are as justly admirable; they are to the full as compatible with the highest graces and most lofty features of the heart and intellect as any of those opposite so called heroisms which we are generally so unthinking as to allow to monopolise the name.

    Short Studies on Great Subjects

  • They are the virtues of a weak people, and they will be as much admired, and are as justly admirable; they are to the full as compatible with the highest graces and most lofty features of the heart and intellect, as any of those opposite so called heroisms which we are generally so unthinking as to allow to monopolize the name ....

    Froude's Essays in Literature and History With Introduction by Hilaire Belloc

  • To what extent are our heroisms, sacrifices, and self-aggrandizements the acting out of personae that we maintain?

    The Clique

  • Agin ai sais Mai CC bless awl veterans an serbice peeples ebreeware, dere sakrifices an heroisms are teh awesum!

    did not - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • The Sagittarian has all the heroisms, the self-abnegation and the loving tyranny of mothers.

    Sagittarius New Moon, December 9, 2007: Pregnant with Divinity

  • There was only an instinctive clinging to old life, to old habits, to old faces; that fear of finality which lurks in every human breast and prevents so many heroisms and so many crimes.

    Almayer's Folly

  • There one finds all the stereotyped flourishes and heroisms of nineteenth-century history from the British point of view; the “drama of history” in rich profusion, centred upon one of the most alert personalities in the conflict.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Something in me rebels against that, just as it rebels against the assumption that the World War was a process of sheer waste, its heroisms and sacrifices blind blundering, and its significance out of all proportion less than the social and economic dislocations that caused it.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • It can be shown to affect the price of bread and the rate of wages, to call forth many evil tempers from the selfish and many heroisms from the sympathetic, and, in other ways, to play no small part in the tragedy of life.

    Adam Bede

  • The war had shown all countries and their inhabitants to be pretty much alike, capable of the same heroisms, basenesses, endurance, and absurdities.

    Flowering Wilderness

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