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he·ro·ic

(hē-rō'ik),
Denoting an aggressive, daring procedure in a dangerously ill patient that, in itself may endanger the patient but also has a possibility of being successful, whereas lesser action would inevitably result in failure.
[G. hērōikos, pertaining to a hero]

he·ro·ic

(hēr-ō'ik)
Denoting an aggressive, daring procedure in a dangerously ill patient that may endanger the patient but that also has a possibility of being successful, whereas lesser action would result in therapeutic failure.
[G. hērōikos, pertaining to a hero]

he·ro·ic

(hēr-ō'ik)
Denoting an aggressive, daring procedure in a dangerously ill patient that, in itself, may endanger the patient but also has a possibility of being successful, whereas lesser action would inevitably result in failure.
[G. hērōikos, pertaining to a hero]
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"It took a heroic effort from Ben to get us across the line and that gives us a huge amount of belief and confidence," Root said.
Here's where we run into trouble: The noun "heroics" is something quite different.
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In the ongoing struggle between heroes and process, I think there is an answer: After the heroics, the heroes should document/improve the process based on their act(s) of heroism.
Rather, drawing on Judith Butler's influential definition of gender as a performance that both constructs and delimits cultural norms, Rose argues that the confluences in early modern literature between a "heroics of action," gendered "male," and a "heroics of endurance," gendered "female," reveal epoch-shifting fault lines in the discursive production of meaning and value in early modern English culture.
In the suggestive "Ourselves Alone," Snyder characterizes the role of single combat--Hal's heroic challenge of single combat against Hotspur--as a gesture outdated in its romantic view of heroics vis-a-vis the cold reality of modern technological warfare.
Just three days after their UEFA Cup heroics at Anfield, Martin O'Neill's men could find no reply to the first-half strike from Dennis Wyness which earned Caley a semi-final place.