Definitions

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  • adjective Not heroic.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ heroic

Examples

  • Unfortunately, because the historians who came of age during the 1960s and 1970s were so eager to make the masses into heroes, they did not see that it was precisely the nonheroic and unseemly characteristics of ordinary folks that changed American culture for the better.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Sarge's 2007 deployment had some positive health benefits for me, though for nonheroic reasons.

    While My Son Serves

  • Rather than focus on scenes of battle and heroism, it depicts the results of battles -- carnage -- and the decidedly nonheroic behavoir of its protagonists (except when they're in the operating room trying to undo the damage inflicted by war heroism).

    Film

  • The students tended to identify themselves with heroic figures, but identified other persons more often with nonheroic figures.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • The students tended to identify themselves with heroic figures, but identified other persons more often with nonheroic figures.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • And are ordinary, nonheroic lives really as meaningless as Campbell's followers seem to suggest?

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • "This is the right book to travel into Arabic because it contains a nonheroic rendering of the birth of Israel and a description of Israel as a Jewish refugee camp," he said.

    English-writing Israeli-bloggers

  • "This is the right book to travel into Arabic because it contains a nonheroic rendering of the birth of Israel and a description of Israel as a Jewish refugee camp," he said.

    English-writing Israeli-bloggers

  • "This is the right book to travel into Arabic because it contains a nonheroic rendering of the birth of Israel and a description of Israel as a Jewish refugee camp," he said.

    English-writing Israeli-bloggers

  • "This is the right book to travel into Arabic because it contains a nonheroic rendering of the birth of Israel and a description of Israel as a Jewish refugee camp," he said.

    NYT > Home Page

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