heroic tale

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heroic tale a story of an adventure
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Usage

In literature:

The heroic prose tales of Russia are older and more popular than her ballads.
"The Interdependence of Literature" by Georgina Pell Curtis
Besides, she must tell her tale and admit that she had not played a heroic part.
"Lister's Great Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
Mr. Kybird nodded, and the heroic appearance of visage which had accompanied his tale gave way to an expression of some uneasiness.
"At Sunwich Port, Part 5." by W.W. Jacobs
Mr. Kybird nodded, and the heroic appearance of visage which had accompanied his tale gave way to an expression of some uneasiness.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
The motives of heroic tales are limited in number and more or less common to different races.
"The Edda, Vol. 2" by Winifred Faraday
A greater tale of heroic helpfulness was presently to engage him.
"Robert Browning" by C. H. Herford
Here, indeed, was Roy's 'beautiful marry,' fit prelude for the tale of that heroic pair.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
It is a long tale I am telling, but yet the most brilliant and heroic episode of a day so full of glowing incident remains to be told.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
It is a tale of wonderful gallantry and heroic endeavour.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
Metrical tales, heroic romance, the eighteenth-century school of novelists, 2, 3.
"Studies in Literature and History" by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
CAMPBELL, J. F. Popular Tales of the West Highlands and Heroic Gaelic Ballads (1872; new ed., Edinburgh, 1890-1893).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
There were five against us when I fell, and now your bloody sword tells a heroic tale.
"Marguerite De Roberval" by T. G. Marquis
The divine myth became an heroic legend, and the heroic legend fades away into a nursery tale.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
Pique-Vinaigre excelled in that kind of heroic tales in which weakness, after a thousand trials, concludes by triumphing over persecution.
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 5 of 6" by Eugène Sue
The second assumes a more heroic tone, and tells in truly thrilling verse the tale of Roncesvalles.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
Moreover every one of the tasks in myths and fairy tales is easily recognisable as a substitute for the heroic deed.
"Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego" by Sigmund Freud
Yet the delightful tale of Palissy's heroic battle should hearten the more fortunate student of to-day.
"Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers" by George J. Cox
The fairy-tale is romantic, pathetic, heroic, sometimes acutely tragic.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first" by Count Carlo Gozzi
A Tale of the Heroic Age.
"The English Novel" by Sidney Lanier
To this order it is that we are indebted for the preservation of so many myths and heroic tales.
"Sagas from the Far East" by Various
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In news:

Lawless flirts with conventionality in its dark, anti-heroic tale.
Lawless flirts with conventionality in its dark, anti- heroic tale .
Powerful moments abound in "Unexpected," an apropos title for the 16th chapter of our Heroic tale, so watch your head.
In yet another amazing tale proving some animals are more compassionate than human beings, we humbly submit Jolie, the heroic mama cat.
NFL Films Chief Spun Heroic Tales.
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In science:

Paradoxically, this has also limited our ability to fully exploit the unique conditions to conduct front-line science, as much of our thinking is mired by pre-conceptions gleaned from the survival tales of the heroic age.
Astronomy in Antarctica
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