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heroic

, heroical
1. of, relating to, or resembling the heroes of classical mythology
2. Prosody of, relating to, or resembling heroic verse
3. (of the arts, esp sculpture) larger than life-size; smaller than colossal
4. RC Church
a. held to such a degree as to enable a person to perform virtuous actions with exceptional promptness, ease and pleasure, and with self-abnegation and self-control
b. performed or undergone by such a person
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Of the 1524 students surveyed, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) techniques indicate that the traditional image of the heroic ideal as portrayed in classical literature has changed dramatically; however, little, if any real change in attitudes has occurred within the last fifteen years.
Within this context, she believes, heroism itself was regendered from masculine to feminine, as passive suffering and endurance--virtues traditionally regarded as appropriate to women--came to replace warlike action in the public sphere as the proof of heroic status.
After two decades of genre revisionism--after La Femme Nikita, Thelma and Louise, and Sigourney Weaver in alien and Aliens--you'd think studio honchos might get the idea of tossing a Heroic White Gal (or, more daringly, Heroic Black Gal) into the disaster mix.
This is not to say every focus on process is undue or extreme, but relying solely on process and ignoring (or disparaging) heroics is just as much a symptom of bad management as relying on heroes completely.
These women can and do speak out, but Rose suggests that their writings demonstrate the problems of creating female heroic identity.
Kness said he has a number of awards for his heroics, but this one will take the center spot in that collection hanging on his hallway wall.
We hope our article did not give the impression that we advocate heroics as a substitute for good management or that managing by heroics is the best way to proceed.
1) In this one phrase Maycock comprehends the view of its founders that no less than the Virginia Company's epic plantation of true religion among the Indians, the community at Little Gidding ranks as a heroic enterprise, the discursive preoccupation of which proves to be the very nature of Christian heroism itself.
TONY ADAMS: Marvellous flick-on for the goal and performed his normal heroics in the centre of defence.
Giovanni Carrara (7-4) pitched a perfect eighth, putting the Dodgers in position for their ninth-inning heroics.
After exploring the topic of heroics (Program Manager, Sept.
ANAHEIM - A night of offensive heroics culminated for the Angels when new center fielder Steve Finley hit an RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning off Brian Shouse, giving the Angels a 7-6 victory Thursday over the Texas Rangers.