Three senators are heroically attempting to reduce federal government price supports for America's sugar industry.
Paul Volcker, who ran the Fed heroically from 1979 to 1987, was a highly effective central banker.
But my sources, my young women and their mother, heroically held firm.
The Daily Beast's Michael Moynihan heroically ventures into the fever swamp.
We all felt the betrayal not so much of the institution as of the man who had noisily and heroically put it on the map.
In the time that followed, I worked noiselessly, heroically, taking the most dangerous places for my part.
"We'll all do our best, mum," replied Mrs. Fixfax, heroically.
Ewing, with barely a tenth as many troops, went to the front and heroically engaged the enemy.
The army and navy have nobly and heroically performed their part.
Jack took the lead again presently and Chub fell back to where Roy was heroically striving to keep his place.
1540s, shortened from heroical (early 15c.), also heroycus "noble, magnanimous," from Latin heroicus "of a hero, heroic, mythical," from Greek heroikos "pertaining to heroes," from heros (see hero (n.1)). Earlier was heroical (early 15c.). The Heroic Age in Greece was the time before the return of the armies from the fall of Troy. Related: Heroically. Heroic verse (1610s), decasyllabic iambic, is from Italian.
heroic he·ro·ic (hĭ-rō'ĭk)
Relating to a risky medical procedure that may endanger the patient but also has a possibility of being successful, whereas lesser action would result in failure.