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Example Sentences for "hero"

When I was little, my dad was my hero because he seemed so big and strong and braveThe young boys were arguing over who was the greatest superhero: Batman, Superman, or Spiderman.

When I was little, my dad was my hero because he seemed so big and strong and brave.

The firefighters were praised for their heroic efforts in saving everyone in the blaze that destroyed a large apartment building.

The soldiers' heroism in defending their position from enemy attack was recognized by the President in his speech.

He died heroically, trying to save a young girl who had been swept out to sea while swimming with her family.

Mother Teresa is a heroine for many people throughout the world for her dedication to helping the poor of Calcutta.

The hero of the book is a little girl who saves the world from attack by Martians.

The President spoke at length of the heroics of the police and firefighters who lost their lives trying to save the vicitms of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

The policeman heroically charged into the bank where the hostages were being held by a desperate gunman.

Bilbo Baggins found a magic ring, and became a great hero in the fantasy novel The Hobbit.

Nelson Mandela has long been a hero to people all over the globe for his fight against apartheid in South Africa.

In five of Shakespeare's plays, the heroine disguises herself as a man.

Robin Hood, one of the great English folk heroes, may never have actually existed.

Will Rogers once noted that we can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb, and clap as they go by.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once remarked that a hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

Beilby Porteus once suggested that one murder makes a villain, millions a hero.

Henri Frederic Amiel once stated that heroism is the dazzling and glorious concentration of courage.

Basketball great Michael Jordan once said, My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.

A Burmese proverb notes that a hero only appears once the tiger is dead.

A Danish proverb remarks that love has produced some heroes, but many idiots too.

An Iranian proverb suggests that it's better to fly and stay alive than to die a hero.

There is a Yiddish proverb which tells us that a hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he's right.

In Zimbabwe, there is a proverb which says that blood is the sweat of heroes.

A Yiddish proverb remarks that the soldiers fight, and the kings are heroes.

Sascha felt like a real hero after scoring the goal that won the game.

World War Two hero General Charles De Gaulle became Prime Minister of France in June of 1958.

Discussion question: Is there someone in your country's history who you consider to be a hero?


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