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Heroism without support? Absolutely (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

very

Here is my best explanation:

'absolutely' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'heroism without support?' is the subsidiary indication.

'heroism' becomes 'bravery' (I've seen this before).

'without' is a deletion indicator.

'support?' becomes 'bra' (a support for the breasts).

'bravery' with 'bra' removed is 'very'.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for very that I've seen before include "- light is a flare", "Frightfully", "In a high degree; actual", "To a large extent", "Actual; in a high degree", "light, perhaps", "To a high degree or extent", "Really", "jolly British!" and "Truly".)

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