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heroic

adjective
     
Related topics: Literature
he‧ro‧ic
1 extremely brave or determined, and admired by many people [= courageous]:
her heroic efforts to save her family
Lawrence's heroic struggle against his destiny.
She portrayed him as a heroic figure.
2AL a heroic story, poem etc has a hero in it, usually from ancient legends
3

on a heroic scale/of heroic proportions

very large or great:
a battle on a heroic scale
heroically adverb

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