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  • Not celebrated or praised.

    ‘Harvey is one of the unsung heroes of the industrial revolution’
    • ‘We Think Croydon's Champion is now in its fourth year and celebrates the unsung heroes working tirelessly for good causes within the local community.’
    • ‘Residents in Codford have been paying tribute to one of the village's unsung heroes as he celebrates his 58th birthday on Tuesday.’
    • ‘Thousands of the borough's unsung heroes will be celebrated next week but the majority will not even realise they are being honoured.’
    • ‘On Friday, the Evening Press will celebrate the unsung heroes of York at a glittering ceremony at York Racecourse.’
    • ‘This year we are holding the third annual People of Wiltshire Awards to celebrate our unsung local heroes.’
    • ‘Ordinary folk remain the unknown and unsung heroes and heroines.’
    • ‘Nominations are flooding in for this year's People of Wiltshire Awards, set up to celebrate the achievements of the county's unsung heroes.’
    • ‘A Bradford woman who launched a community drug project after trying to help her foster son battle addiction has praised an awards scheme for unsung heroes.’
    • ‘Volunteers do work for which they're not paid, and that makes them unsung heroes, and I think we should celebrate them.’
    • ‘An award scheme to celebrate the achievements of Wiltshire's unsung heroes is being launched today.’
    • ‘Every year Bexley Council celebrates the achievements of the borough's unsung heroes.’
    • ‘She is generous with her praise for the unsung people who helped her, including her husband of seven years, Jon, and his children.’
    • ‘I am sure some unsung hero out there has already done it.’
    • ‘In a very real sense, they are the real, if unsung, heroes of 1992.’
    • ‘The gala event, which was held in the City Hotel in Derry, is organised annually to recognise publicly the unsung heroes of the north west.’
    • ‘It is the story of one of Ireland unsung heroes and the sad occasion of his execution captures the atmosphere prevailing at this loathsome event.’
    • ‘At New Delhi's Triveni Art Gallery till May 29, the exhibition is a tribute to the unsung heroes of journalism.’
    • ‘The awards scheme is a wonderful way of rewarding the many, many unsung heroes whose efforts enhance the quality of everyone's life.’
    • ‘She was one of Ireland's unsung heroes, battling not just for her own children, but for the most vulnerable children in the State.’
    • ‘Here's a Washington Post story about an unsung hero of 2002 who is not even a whistle-blower.’
    unacknowledged, uncelebrated, unacclaimed, unapplauded, unpraised, unhailed, unlauded, unhonoured, unrenowned, untrumpeted, unbemoaned
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