heroinism


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her·o·in·ism

 (hĕr′ō-ĭ-nĭz′əm)
n.
Addiction to heroin.

heroinism

(ˈhɛrəʊɪnˌɪzəm)
n
(Recreational Drugs) drugs an addiction to heroin
Translations

heroinism

n. heroinismo, heroinomanía, adicción a la heroína.
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Nineteenth-century monitors wanted to read her melancholy tinge as peculiar to her, or at least containable as a "feminine" hallmark that could be transvalued into patient suffering, a pattern female heroinism.
For Fanny Kemble, performing Shakespeare was a means of showing that Portia was "the embodiment of ideal womanhood--generous, affectionate, and wise" or that "Juliet was a heroic young woman"--both reflecting possibilities for modern heroinism.
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