Heroism sentence example

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  • Froit that time the heroism of the monarch appeared to die out.

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  • Stevenson vividly describes the heroism of the captain and crew.

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  • The army is burning with a spirit of heroism and the leaders, so to say, have now assembled in council.

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  • Totally devoid of dignity and heroism, he ended by surrendering and imploring mercy from the barbarian victor.

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  • This policy was very beneficial to the Catholic cause, as it diverted the Turk from central to northeastern Europe; yet, but for the self-sacrificing heroism of Zolkiewski at Cecora and of Chodkiewicz at Khotin, it might have been most ruinous to Poland.

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  • Every Olympic sport has its own story of heroism and tragedy.

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  • But the antagonistic interests of the two countries in Germany during the Thirty Years' War precipitated a fourth contest between them (1643-45), in which Denmark would have been utterly ruined but for the heroism of King Christian IV.

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  • These men were presented with a cross as a sign of their heroism.

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  • During his year of office, the heroism with which he worked hand in hand with his old enemy, Bishop Strachan, in fighting an attack of cholera, did not prevent him from winning much unpopularity by his officiousness, and in 1835 he was not re-elected either as mayor or alderman.

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  • War broke out - in consequence, it was said, of the murder of the Spartan king Teleclus by the Messenians - which, in spite of the heroism of King Euphaes and his successor Aristodemus ended in the subjection of Messenia to Sparta (c. 720 B.C.).

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  • This infernal sentence was actually carried out, and, life still lingering, the half-roasted carcass of the unhappy wretch, who endured everything with invincible heroism, was finally devoured by half-a-dozen of his fellow-rehels, who by way of preparation had been starved for a whole week beforehand.

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  • An attempt to recapture the city in 1149 was defeated by the heroism of the women, who were thenceforth empowered by the count to wear the red sash of the Order of La Hacha (The Axe), to import their clothes free of duty, and to precede their bridegrooms at weddings.

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  • The Buganda Christians 1885 showed heroism, and in spite of tortures and death the religion spread rapidly.

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  • This mission, on one side, carried on an active propaganda against Elizabeth in favour of Spain; and on the other, among the true missionaries, was marked with devoted zeal and heroism even to the ghastly death of traitors.

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  • Mon cher, it is heroism!

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  • So that's all there is in what is called heroism!

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  • Heroism, perseverance and American masculinity are defining traits of these movies.

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  • Other themes aboard Carnival ships include Hollywood icons, the arts, and heroism.

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  • Fire department badges highlight the courage and heroism of the firefighters to each other and for their respective communities.

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  • So conspicuous were Belisarius's heroism and military skill that the Ostrogoths offered to acknowledge him emperor of the West.

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  • In the ensuing struggle with the empire, that great city rose to the altitude of patriotic heroism.

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  • Therefore the tears and the blood that were shed were not unavailing; the heroism and the chivalry were not wasted.

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  • Whereas at 2.30 absolute destruction seemed the only possible fate of the defeated army, by 6 p.m., thanks to the devoted heroism of the artillery and the initiative of a few junior commanders of cavalry, it had escaped from the enclosing horns of the Prussian attack.

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  • Already the citizens of Milan have purchased their liberty with their blood and with a heroism of which history offers few examples..

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  • But if Charles's name was associated with the heroism of his predecessors he was credited with equal readiness with the weaknesses of his successors.

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  • They are mainly elegiac and in the Ionic dialect, written partly in praise of the Spartan constitution an King Theopompus (Ebvoµia), partly to stimulate the Spartan soldiers to deeds of heroism in the field (`T7roOi icacthe title is, however, later than Tyrtaeus).

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  • This cause, indeed, was helped more by the impolitic reprisals of the Turks than by the heroism of the insurgents.

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  • But mention must also be made of his founding of Carnegie Hero Fund commissions, in America (1904) and in the United Kingdom (1908), for the recognition of deeds of heroism; his contribution of £500,000 in 1903 for the erection of a Temple of Peace at The Hague, and of £150,000 for a Pan-American Palace in Washington as a home for the International Bureau of American republics.

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  • The saving salt of Elizabeth's character, with all its wellnigh incredible mixture of heroism and egotism, meanness and magnificence, was simply this, that, overmuch as she loved herself, she did yet love England better.

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  • James Russell Lowell said, "To him more than to all other causes did the young martyrs of our Civil War owe the sustaining strength of thoughtful heroism that is so touching in every record of their lives."

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  • The festival Hybristica or Endymatia, in which men and women exchanged clothes, also celebrated the heroism of her female compatriots.

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  • At Meran his patriotic deeds of heroism are the subject of a festival play celebrated annually in the open air.

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  • There exists a cycle of national songs - sung to this day by the Serb bards (guslari) - concerning the battle of Kossovo, the treachery of Vuk Brankovich and the glorious heroism of Milosh Obilich.

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  • Nor could the heroism and the folly be kept apart, for there were few who could quite escape the contagion of the times.

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  • She displayed remarkable heroism during the war years, and she expressed great love and sympathy for those who were in need of it.

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  • William Adam, the cook, told of moments of great heroism.

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  • The circumstances in which it was written made it an act of heroism comparable with any that Grant ever showed as a soldier.

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  • In 370 Agesilaus tried to restore Spartan prestige by an invasion of Mantinean territory, and his prudence and heroism saved Sparta when her enemies, led by Epaminondas, penetrated Laconia that same year, and again in 362 when they all but succeeded in seizing the city by a rapid and unexpected march.

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  • Yesterday we celebrated the heroism of WW II including the civilian heroes of London's blitz.

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  • The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier commemorates the heroism of the Polish soldiers who fought for their freedom and ours.

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  • The report repeatedly praises individual heroism by emergency workers, but it finds a number of organizational failings.

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  • He was awarded the Army's second highest decoration for gallantry, the Distinguished Service Cross, for " extraordinary heroism in action " .

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  • But she had the true womanly heroism in little affairs.

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  • It wasn't uncommon for a squire to be knighted after such heroism for bravery on the field.

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  • And during the war he dismissed his acts of outstanding heroism as being of no account.

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  • The bravery of 19-year-old army medic Private Michelle Norris from Stourbridge in rescuing her shot commander is an inspiring moment of great heroism.

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  • Besides their inherent beauty, it is their inherent legacy of heroism and brotherhood of selfless assistance during the worst of tragedies that make them desirable to feel a part of and to own.

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  • The heroism of Wolfe would have been irrepressible, Clive would have proved himself "a heaven-born general," and Frederick the Great would have written his name in history as one of the most skilful strategists the world has known, whoever had held the seals of office in England.

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  • In 1346 the town had to defend itself against the English, who again besieged it in 1433 The siege which it suffered in 1472 at the hands of the duke of Burgundy was rendered famous by the heroism of the women, under the leadership of Jeanne Hachette, whose memory is still celebrated by a procession on the 14th of October (the feast of Ste Angadreme), in which the women take precedence of the men.

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  • In spite of much excellence of intention, much heroism, much energy, it is hardly to be denied that the leaders whom that movement brought to the surface were almost without exception men of the poorest political capacity.

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  • Many of the pioneers of Nashville were slain by the Creek and Cherokee Indians, and at times the settlement was saved from destruction only by the heroism of Robertson, but in 1794 the savages were dealt a crushing blow at Nickojack on the lower Tennessee and much more peaceful relations were established.

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  • The heroism of the prisoners, and Silvio Pellicos account of his imprisonment (Le mie Prigioni), did much to enlist the sympathy of Europe for the Italian cause.

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  • In the following year, thanks to the generalship and heroism of Miklos Zrinyi the younger (q.v.), Kuprili was still less successful.

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  • He avoids not only every unusual but every superfluous word; and, although no writing can be more free from rhetorical colouring, yet there may from time to time be detected a glow of sympathy, like the glow of generous passion in Thucydides, the more effective from the reserve with which it betrays itself whenever he is called on to record any act of personal heroism or of devotion to military duty.

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  • These songs, which fired the poet's comrades to deeds of heroism in 1813, bear eloquent testimony to the intensity of the national feeling against Napoleon, but judged as literature they contain more bombast than poetry.

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  • The frank bearing, fortitude and self-sacrificing heroism of the best type of the soldierly character find expression in the persons of Achilles, Telamon and Eurypylus; and a dignified and passionate tenderness of feeling makes itself heard in the lyrical utterances of Cassandra and Andromache.

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  • Three years afterwards the same theme was rehandled with no less magnificent mastery in L'Homme qui rit; the theme of human heroism confronted with the superhuman tyranny of blind and unimaginable chance, overpowered and unbroken, defeated and invincible.

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  • We love eloquence for its own sake, and not for any truth which it may utter, or any heroism it may inspire.

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  • He showed great heroism in the defence of Sparta against Epaminondas immediately before the battle of Mantineia (362).

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  • While the heroism of the Montenegrins has been lauded by writers of all countries, the Albanians - if we except Byron's eulogy of the Suloits - still remain unsung.

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  • He had been chosen to meet Hamilton in controversy, with a view to convincing him of his errors, but the arguments of the Scottish proto-martyr, and above all the spectacle of his heroism at the stake, impressed Alesius so powerfully that he was entirely won over to the cause of the Reformers.

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  • Immediately after his return to Paris the war with Prussia broke out, and his conduct during the disastrous year that followed was marked by a devoted heroism which has secured for him an enduring fame.

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  • In Spain he obtained the legion of honour and the rank of a French baron for his heroism at the battle of Epila and the storming of Saragossa, and in 1809 was promoted to be general of brigade.

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  • He showed such heroism in the first encounter, at Derae, that the crown was offered him, but he would accept only the title of commander-in-chief.

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  • The heroism of some two hundred Swiss, who for a while held thousands of the French army at bay, made a great impression on the young prince.

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  • On all sides, new and fresh anecdotes were heard of individual examples of heroism shown by our officers and men at Austerlitz.

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  • A battle took place at that spot on the 3rd of August, but in spite of Ferruccio's heroism he was defeated and killed; the prince of Orange also fell in that desperate engagement.

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  • Chastity is the flowering of man; and what are called Genius, Heroism, Holiness, and the like, are but various fruits which succeed it.

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  • Those who tried to understand the general course of events and to take part in it by self-sacrifice and heroism were the most useless members of society, they saw everything upside down, and all they did for the common good turned out to be useless and foolish--like Pierre's and Mamonov's regiments which looted Russian villages, and the lint the young ladies prepared and that never reached the wounded, and so on.

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