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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ a heroine of the French Resistance
▪ She seems to see herself as some kind of romantic heroine in a trashy novel.
▪ The heroine of her latest novel is a middle-class English woman.
▪ The novel's heroine, Kate Lee, is born in the South at the turn of the century.
▪ The story is narrated entirely by the heroine.
▪ In Mary Barton the working-class heroine and her husband go off to the colonies to start a new life.
▪ Kitty, her heroine, is dumpy, spotty, pallid and downtrodden.
▪ Part of the problem is that the movie presents a heroine primed with empty ambition, but makes no comment on it.
▪ She is portrayed as the heroine of the play.
▪ The heroes and heroines are nearly always virgins.
▪ They are the heroes and the heroines of their lives.
▪ This one takes place in Bisbee; the heroine Joanna Brady is the sheriff of Bisbee.
▪ Yes, your heroine will be united with her destined mate.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Heroine \Her"o*ine\, n. [F. h['e]ro["i]ne, L. heroina, Gr. ?, fem. of ?. See Hero.]

  1. A woman of an heroic spirit.

    The heroine assumed the woman's place.

  2. The principal female person who figures in a remarkable action, or as the subject of a poem or story.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1650s, from Latin heroine, heroina (plural heroinae) "a female hero, a demigoddess" (such as Medea), from Greek heroine, fem. of heros (see hero (n.1)). As "principal female character" in a drama or poem, from 1715.


n. 1 A female hero. 2 A female lead character.

  1. n. the main good female character in a work of fiction

  2. a woman possessing heroic qualities or a woman who has performed heroic deeds

Heroine (disambiguation)

A heroine is a female hero.

Heroine may also refer to:

Heroine (From First to Last album)

Heroine is the second studio album by American post-hardcore band From First to Last. It was released on March 21, 2006 through Epitaph Records. It peaked at number 25 on the Billboard 200, selling more than 33,000 copies within its first week. It is the band's highest-selling album, and has sold more than 232,000 copies as of April 2008. The album has spawned two singles: "The Latest Plague" and "Shame Shame". A B-side, "Save Us", has since been released via the band's official Myspace.

It is the last album to include lead vocalist Sonny Moore, who began his own solo project afterwards due to musical interest and multiple vocal chord issues resulting in surgery. Sonny also stated "I cannot continue to strain my vocal chords in this way" when announcing to Matt Good that he was contemplating leaving. Sonny now records electronic music under the alias Skrillex, although in the band's reunion in 2013, Matt Good said in an interview that he was looking if Sonny would possibly do a short live performance of some of the older songs, but also mentioned that Sonny is always on tour and is very busy. Sonny possibly contributed to their kickstarter page for their new LP Dead Trees. Wes Borland played bass on the album after Jon Weisberg was forced to leave the band in 2005.

Heroine (1972 film)

Heroína is a 1972 Argentine film.

Heroine (Minori Chihara album)

Heroine is the first solo album by Japanese singer Minori Chihara.

Heroine (song)

"Heroine" is a song by British pop act Shakespears Sister, released in 1988 as a single from their debut album Sacred Heart. "Heroine" was released in most territories as a Double A-side with " Break My Heart (You Really)", which according to Siobhan Fahey was to "give a more rounded picture of what I'm about". In North American territories however, both songs were released as separate A-side singles.

Heroine (2012 film)

Heroine is a 2012 Indian drama film directed, written, and co-produced by Madhur Bhandarkar. Revolving around the life of a once successful film actress whose career is on the decline, the film features Kareena Kapoor as the protagonist along with actors Arjun Rampal, Randeep Hooda and Rakesh Bapat. Additionally, the project also stars Shahana Goswami, Divya Dutta, Helen, Shillpi Sharma, Mugdha Godse and Lillete Dubey in supporting roles. Heroine released on 21 September 2012 across 2000 screens.

Heroine (2005 film)

Heroine (original Spanish title: Heroína) is a 2005 Spanish drama film directed by Gerardo Herrero. It stars Adriana Ozores as Pilar.

Usage examples of "heroine".

It is, possibly, the aptest contrast with the seriousness of our hero and heroine.

The hero and heroine of the story, named Arg and Gogogoch respectively, tried to smash their machine at birth, but this resulted only in fissiparous replication of the monster.

Meanwhile, the poor heroine, a sort of everywoman of Florentina, suffered the trials of living in a patriarchal society, where men were so numerous and primitive that life could only have been a kind of hell.

Comparing those about her with such highfaluting heroines, she thought the only emotion she possessed was pity.

He supported his argument by asserting that the writer was clearly more familiar with homelife than the sea and contending that Nausicaa used the story to frame portraits of the great Greek heroines: Calypso, Circe, and Penelope, for instance.

The heroine sang a lovely song of loss and longing, meditating on her faithless lover, and it was difficult to imagine how any lout, no matter how louty, could be faithless to such a desirable creature.

A nice titbit to send to his mistress in England the heroine of many a similar story and one which would naturally be told and retold against the Queen of Scots.

I was very happy when at the end of two hours I saw her calm and determined upon bearing misfortune like a heroine.

After we had talked and laughed together we sat down at table, and the heroine Therese gave me a delicate supper accompanied by exquisite wines.

In this frame of mind was our heroine, when Beulah made her appearance.

The ancient keep of Blackhouse on Douglas Burn may have been the home of the heroine, if we are to localize.

In the course of Lent the abbe introduced me to all the best dancers and operatic singers in Bologna, which is the nursery of the heroines of the stage.

We are not, therefore, ashamed to say, that our heroine now pursued the dictates of the above-mentioned right honourable philosopher.

Lakelands, music, public affairs, the pardonable foibles of friends created to amuse their fellows, operatic heroes and heroines, exhibitions of pictures, the sorrows of Crowned Heads, so serviceable ever to mankind as an admonition to the ambitious, a salve to the envious!

That alone, that they killed those two heroines, will be all the Exterminationists need.