Great bravery: they fought with exemplary heroism
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- The heroism of the police is recognized by the coalition in medal ceremonies like this.
- The story contrasts Asian and western concepts relating suicide and heroism.
- There were periods of real heroism as Scotland tried to speed the game up, Gordon Simpson deciding to run a quick one at the outset.
bravery, braveness, courage, courageousness, valour, valiance, intrepidity, intrepidness, boldness, daring, audacity, audaciousness, fearlessness, doughtiness, dauntlessness, pluck, indomitability, stout-heartedness, lionheartedness; backbone, spine, spirit, fortitude, mettle, gallantry, chivalry
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early 18th century: from French héroïsme, from héros, from Latin heros (see hero).