What does the word heroism mean?

Usage examples for heroism

  1. During even the most awful moments of the catastrophe men and women with sublimest heroism faced the most threatening terrors and dangers to assist, to rescue and to save. – Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror by Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows
  2. Corporal Shorter's tale of Rudyard's heroism had stirred her; but she could not have said quite what her feeling was with regard to it. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  3. I shall respect you more if I hear that you agree with me as to the true climax of the tragedy, and have the heroism to reject the final event. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells