Definitions

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  • adv. In an unheroic way.

Etymologies

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unheroic +‎ -ally

Examples

  • The other two men ditch him as a liability, and he dies of gangrene caused unheroically by ill-fitting clogs.

    And So It Went

  • It is especially noteworthy that The New York Times, itself culpable of, or accessory to whatever alleged crimes Mr. Assange may be accused of, has kept its lips discretely, if unheroically sealed.

    Michael Brenner: Obama's War on WikiLeaks -- and Us

  • Eventually the fire fighters exit the building unheroically, no women strewn over any shoulders, not even a scared kitty reunited with joyful owners, and even more disappointingly, none drop trou or so much as remove a shirt to reveal achingly chiselled pecs and a waxed-smooth toned torso as those calendars would have you believe.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Frank Bascombe struggles conscientiously, if unheroically, with the familiar problems of marriage, job, child-rearing, service to community.

    Richard Ford

  • Senate unheroically, blindly and repugnantly voted yes for the Detainee Bill.

    MY COUNTRY RIGHT OR WRONG?

  • He was several centimeters taller than Clan, but his gut bulged unheroically.

    Empire Builders

  • Slowly, reluctantly and most unheroically, he commenced to strip off his clothes.

    The Past Through Tomorrow

  • These sorry figures are made to pass very unheroically through a series of burlesque adventures.

    A History of English Literature

  • The Bourbons, thus unheroically restored, were destined for fifteen years to maintain in peace their compromise between revolution and reaction.

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.

  • But immediately it grew shallower; all my adventures tailed off thus unheroically just when they began to grow exciting, and in a minute I was on comparatively dry land.

    The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia

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