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An enthusiastic welcome for someone who has done something brave or praiseworthy:‘he received a hero's welcome after flying his monoplane, Spirit of St Louis, from New York non-stop to Paris’
- ‘Houllier, given a hero's welcome by the Anfield faithful as he took his place alongside assistant manager Phil Thompson, was only watching for seven minutes before his team took the lead.’
- ‘But ten hours and 54 minutes later she was getting a hero's welcome from locals at a beach near Calais, having swum a distance of more than 27 miles after being pushed about by tides.’
- ‘Hunzwi urged government supporters to flock to the airport to give their leader a hero's welcome after his trip to Cuba for a summit meeting of some of the world's poorest countries.’
- ‘Following her victory in Athens, Robertson returned to a hero's welcome in Cowes and was treated to an open-top bus parade through the town.’
- ‘Two weeks later, after returning to a hero's welcome, MacArthur addressed a joint session of Congress and appealed for public support for his strategy.’
- ‘Amid a frenzy of handshakes, nostalgic ‘what could have been’ looks and a posse of camera crews, William Hague yesterday returned to a hero's welcome in Blackpool.’
- ‘Yet Russia was admitted as associate member of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, where Putin received a hero's welcome.’
- ‘Fans gave the Preston North End team a hero's welcome on their return to Deepdale after their defeat in the Championship play-off final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.’
- ‘After receiving the Purple Heart, Eichelberger returned to a hero's welcome in his small hometown of Atchison, Kansas, a parade in his honor.’
- ‘Fans of the Bradford Bulls turned out in their thousands yesterday to give the Super League champions a hero's welcome on the streets of Bradford.’
- ‘Team GB's youngest Olympian in Athens can expect a hero's welcome when he walks out at the Reebok Stadium before Bolton's game against Manchester United on Saturday week.’
- ‘For some 15 minutes Fondmort was prevented from returning to his deserved hero's welcome in the winner's circle as his path was blocked as vets fought to resuscitate Poliantas.’
- ‘And in Ft. Hood, Texas today, nothing less than a hero's welcome would do for the troops who captured him.’
- ‘Human rights groups and non-governmental organisations, swelled by crowds of local people, gathered at the city airport to give her a hero's welcome.’
- ‘He got a hero's welcome from around 90 supporters from all over Ireland to welcome the one who took ‘a stand for the land’.’
- ‘Racing superstar Jim Culloty came home to a hero's welcome at Killarney Races on Sunday but those that put their money on him on the day went home disappointed.’
- ‘All arrived back to Tullow on Friday night to a hero's welcome and a huge celebration party in Mount Wolseley Hotel Golf and County Club.’
- ‘Terry McAuliffe got a hero's welcome when he attended a gathering of New Jersey Democrats in Atlantic City on Friday.’
- ‘NBA star Vlade Divac receives a hero's welcome when he returns home to Serbia, drawing admiring crowds politicians can perhaps only dream about.’
- ‘Despite his condition, he managed to make an appearance at the party for an hour and was given a hero's welcome.’
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