Part of speech: noun

Heroic character or action.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", William Dean Howells.