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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 great Heroes 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 novel Characters in literature and film a woman who you admire very muchHeroes and cowards → Compare hero
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