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heroine

noun [C]     /ˈher.əʊ.ɪn/ US  /-oʊ-/
a woman who is admired for having done something very brave or having achieved something greatHeroes and cowardsExceptional qualities, things and peopleCharacters in literature and film the main female character in a book or film who is usually good: the heroine of her latest novelCharacters in literature and film a woman who you admire very muchHeroes and cowards → Compare hero
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