unheroically


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unheroically

(ˌʌnhɪˈrəʊɪkəlɪ)
adv
in an unheroic manner
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These sorry figures are made to pass very unheroically through a series of burlesque adventures.
In 1422 he died unheroically of dysentery at the French Castle of Vincennes.
Shaw and Kalumba--the latter can't remember if, unheroically, he "talked" during his pre-exile torture--the author reflects on the blind spots of individual memory and compares it to the new nation's constructed view of itself.
Hippomedon is Aeneas' antithesis: he kills the twin who piously wants to die alongside his brother; Aeneas, however, kills the brother who impiously and unheroically begs for his own life.
Emerson knows full well that "brains are so marred, so imperfectly formed, unheroically,--brains of the sons of fallen men,--that the doctrine [of correspondence] is imperfectly received," but nevertheless we are not by our natures trapped in a meaningless universe but rather, by our natures full of potential, no matter how imperfectly realized (CW 8:42).
Yet Shapiro's clay remains a traditional medium, which rather unheroically bears no trace of alluring tactility that might demonstrate masterful dexterity.
Aeneas's story of Troy's fall implies that the Greeks triumphed unheroically by fraud, signally by Sinon's "tall tale and fake tears.
After the defeat of Antony in 31 BC, 'Caesar' was a name which resonated across all strata of Roman society, either heroically with partisans, his veterans, and those yearning for peace at any price, or unheroically, not only with Ciceronians, Pompeians and Antonians, but also with the proscribed, the vanquished, and the bereaved, including countless innocent bystanders now displaced from home and deprived of livelihood by the victor's determination to reward his veterans with their land.
The Governor's Mansion is one of the very few political novels in which a conservative Republican is presented sympathetically, if unheroically.
After losing my grip, I endured the rest of the slide upside down, with my bum sticking up very unheroically.