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noun as in woman noted for courageous acts

noun as in principal female character

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Raya is a gorgeous, accessible film, with engaging characters, a winning heroine, and sumptuous animation from start to finish.

From Vox

Back in Nome, as the families of Maurer, Crawford and Galle clamored for an investigation into the men’s fates, Ada became something of a celebrity, hailed in the press as a heroine on par with Robinson Crusoe.

From Ozy

Virgil stands for empire, too, but he’s also an interesting riff on a classic gothic trope, which is for there to be a sexual attraction tinged with violence between heroine and antihero.

From Vox

If the outbreak had been a movie, this would have been the scene where the heroine mobilizes an all-star squad of specialists to save the planet.

These new fiction releases are oddly compatible tales of gritty heroines on long-haul journeys in a natural world on the brink of destruction.

Even though victims groups see Haselberg as a heroine, she feels she could have done more.

Presumably, while our formerly sad animated heroine picks daisies in her garden (and it is almost always hers, not his).

The 30-something heroine glamorized the metropolis and its coveted name brands, Arora says.

The artist Mike Denison has set himself a challenge: to draw one picture a day for an entire year of his heroine Bea Arthur.

Mischievous and spirited, she was a heroine for generations of young girls who read and idolized her.

Besides, when he hears it's for that real heroine of a kidnapping story everybody was talking about, he'll be willing enough.

Mistral enumerates eight dramatic works treating the life of his heroine.

But the reward for virtue, which frequently fails to make its appearance, waited upon our heroine.

Who then can wonder that our young heroine should begin to think herself of more consequence than she really was?

The little girl heroine adds another to the list of favorites so well known to the young people.


On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heroine, such as: champion, conquering hero, conqueror, hero, protector, and savior.

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