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ostentatious or vainglorious or extravagant or melodramatic conduct

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All prudent men see that the action is clean contrary to a sensual prosperity; for every heroic act measures itself by its contempt of some external good.
Ibn Hankal, the Arabian geographer, describes a heroic extreme in the hospitality of Sogd, in Bukharia.
The heroic soul does not sell its justice and its nobleness.
But that which takes my fancy most in the heroic class, is the good-humor and hilarity they exhibit.
There she fell miserably short of the true heroic height.
Indeed, there is hardly the professor in our colleges, who, if he has mastered the difficulties of the language, has proportionally mastered the difficulties of the wit and poetry of a Greek poet, and has any sympathy to impart to the alert and heroic reader; and as for the sacred Scriptures, or Bibles of mankind, who in this town can tell me even their titles?
It is not written in Dryden's favorite heroic couplet but in blank verse.
She had wept because she was heroic and unscrupulous and full of love for both her children.
And the heroic old woman resolved on going away from her children as an act of devotion and as a move of deep policy.
The heroic woman swallowed a playful and inconvenient object like a billiard ball, which had tried to jump out of her throat.
Makar Alexeevich, frowning with exertion, held on to the pistol and screamed hoarsely, evidently with some heroic fancy in his head.
But early in his dramatic career he, almost contemporaneously with other dramatists, introduced the rimed couplet, especially in his heroic plays.
Usually the "heroic fugitive" (this name was bestowed upon him in a review of the English edition of his book)--the " heroic fugitive " accompanied her, sitting, portentously bearded and darkly bespectacled, not by her side, but opposite her, with his back to the horses.
If there were not so many of them," said the curate, "they would be more relished: this book must be weeded and cleansed of certain vulgarities which it has with its excellences; let it be preserved because the author is a friend of mine, and out of respect for other more heroic and loftier works that he has written.
These three books," said the curate, "are the best that have been written in Castilian in heroic verse, and they may compare with the most famous of Italy; let them be preserved as the richest treasures of poetry that Spain possesses.