FitzPatrick was once one of the heroes of Celtic Tiger Ireland.
But really, these heroes of hilarity past put the oof in “spoof.”
The heroes assembled in The Expendables have racked up impressive kills in the past.
They see themselves as heroes, in other words, righteous flouters of a silly prohibition.
Savvy hedge fund managers are the heroes of the financial crisis—and regulators are smart enough to realize it.
Such are the horses on which gods and heroes ride, as represented by the artist.
The wisdom of our sages and blood of our heroes have been devoted to their attainment.
Airship travel was scarcely a novelty to our heroes now, but, like many other things, there was always some new feature to it.
Those who say that we are in a time when there are no heroes just don't know where to look.
I've more sinse an' wisdom in th' back iv me thumb thin all th' heroes in th' wurruld.
late 14c., "man of superhuman strength or physical courage," from Latin heros "hero," from Greek heros "demi-god" (a variant singular of which was heroe), originally "defender, protector," from PIE root *ser- "to watch over, protect" (cf. Latin servare "to save, deliver, preserve, protect;" see observe). Meaning "man who exhibits great bravery" in any course of action is from 1660s. Sense of "chief male character in a play, story, etc." first recorded 1690s. First record of hero-worship is from 1774.
1955, the New York term for a sandwich elsewhere called submarine, grinder, poor boy (New Orleans), or hoagie (Philadelphia); origin unknown, perhaps so called for its great size, or a folk etymology alteration of Greek gyro as a type of sandwich.