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heroine

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    Definition of heroine in English Dictionary

  • NounPLheroinesSUF-ine
    1. A female hero.
      1. A female lead character.
        1. Miss Phyllis Morgan, as the hapless heroine dressed in the shabbiest of clothes, appears in the midst of a gay and giddy throng; she apostrophises all and sundry there, including the villain, and has a magnificent scene which always brings down the house, and nightly adds to her histrionic laurels.
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      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Where the Henley heroine comes across as an awkward, desperate, emotionally battered womanchild, the knockoff's simply dumb, needy, and infantile.
        • Though she is something of a Delilah, she is still considered the heroine of the novel.
        • Like the tourist and the pilgrim, the spa-goer becomes the heroine of her own adventure: her growth and self-mastery consist of dominating the flesh.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      Grammatically, this word "heroine" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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