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/ˈhɛr oʊ ɪn/
a woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities.
the principal female character in a story, play, film, etc.
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She's a prototypical
of her day because her life had to revolve around her relationships and her family.
Each time his
gets near her prey, he eludes her at the last moment.
of my novel was slated to go there after her college days ended.
True to the novel, our
is dead from the outset.
is a post-office worker processing registered mail.
But offscreen she did not see herself as a tragic
It was the suffragists, on the lookout for a folk
, who rediscovered her.
Scientific studies suggest that nicotine addiction may be more powerful than
Nothing in her relation to the kitchen offers the slightest hint that she has learned anything at all from her
The second part of the poem, connected rather loosely with the first, is a praise of the
in the typical manner.
British Dictionary definitions for
a woman possessing heroic qualities
a woman idealized for possessing superior qualities
the main female character in a novel, play, film, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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