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Knights of the Round Table


They all ate supper at this round table, which is why they were called the Knights of the Round Table.
Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  mythological honorable knights who served King Arthur and sat with him at  the round table (made round so they could sit as equals with no head or foot to the table as would exist at a table of traditional rectangular shape)
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Knights of the Round Table Knight of the Round Table
Strongly Associated with:   Arthurian legend, King Arthur
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  • They all ate supper at this round table, which is why they were called the Knights of the Round Table.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • All that remained were occasional whisperings that it was hidden in Great Britain, the land of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • We could call them the Knights of the Round Table.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • But compared to Aunt Loma, he was King Arthur and I was a Knight of the Round Table.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree

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  • They looked to me like something out of the Knights of the Round Table.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • Well, then, in the time of this good king that famous order of chivalry of the Knights of the Round Table was instituted, and the amour of Don Lancelot of the Lake with the Queen Guinevere occurred, precisely as is there related, the go-between and confidante therein being the highly honourable dame Quintanona, whence came that ballad so well known and widely spread in our Spain— O never surely was there knight So served by hand of dame, As served was he Sir Lancelot hight When he fromů
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Sir Launcelot, in his richest armor, came striding along the great hall now on his way to the stock-board; he was president of the stock-board, and occupied the Siege Perilous, which he had bought of Sir Galahad; for the stock-board consisted of the Knights of the Round Table, and they used the Round Table for business purposes now.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • More than half the Knights of the Round Table are slain before the final curtain falls.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • It is not primarily armor — although the Knights of the Round Table were not armored as well as we are.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Knights of the Round Table.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man

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  • By my head, said Arthur, he is best worth to be a knight of the Round Table of any that ye have rehearsed, an he had done no more prowess in his life days.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • By my head, said Arthur, he is best worth to be a knight of the Round Table of any that ye have rehearsed, an he had done no more prowess in his life days.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • "Merlin and Arthur and the knights of the round table," Jake said dreamily.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • How Sir Tristram sought a strong knight that had smitten him down, and many other knights of the Round Table.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • And now is Sir Tristram made a knight of the Round Table, and he sitteth in the siege of the noble knight, Sir Marhaus.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • Then the most part of the knights of the Round Table said that Balin did not this adventure all only by might, but by witchcraft.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • CHAPTER V. How Sir Tor was made knight of the Round Table, and how Bagdemagus was displeased.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • How King Mark mocked Sir Dinadan, and how they met with six knights of the Round Table.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • Then the most part of the knights of the Round Table said that Balin did not this adventure all only by might, but by witchcraft.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • CHAPTER V. How Sir Tor was made knight of the Round Table, and how Bagdemagus was displeased.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Also Wales, a part of it, held against Arthur, but he overcame them all, as he did the remnant, through the noble prowess of himself and his knights of the Round Table.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • Also Wales, a part of it, held against Arthur, but he overcame them all, as he did the remnant, through the noble prowess of himself and his knights of the Round Table.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • How the Knights of the Round Table were ordained and their sieges blessed by the Bishop of Canterbury.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • That shall I never, said Bagdemagus, till men speak of me great worship, and that I be worthy to be a knight of the Round Table.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • How the Knights of the Round Table were ordained and their sieges blessed by the Bishop of Canterbury.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • That shall I never, said Bagdemagus, till men speak of me great worship, and that I be worthy to be a knight of the Round Table.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • And as every man was set after his degree, Merlin went to all the knights of the Round Table, and bade them sit still, that none of them remove.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • And as every man was set after his degree, Merlin went to all the knights of the Round Table, and bade them sit still, that none of them remove.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • And so Bagdemagus departed and did many adventures, and proved after a full good knight, and came again to the court and was made knight of the Round Table.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • And so Bagdemagus departed and did many adventures, and proved after a full good knight, and came again to the court and was made knight of the Round Table.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • When the knights of the Round Table heard her say thus many were glad, for she was passing fair and of great rents.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • After this the king let call all his lords and knights of the Round Table to counsel upon this matter, and desired them to say their advice.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • And so did all the knights of the Round Table.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • How Sir Launcelot jousted against four knights of the Round Table and overthrew them.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • And there were all the knights of the Round Table, [save] only those that were prisoners or slain at a recounter.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • How Sir Tristram fought with two knights of the Round Table.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • And there, at request of Sir Launcelot, Sir Belleus was made knight of the Round Table.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • And there King Arthur made the Duke de la Rowse a Knight of the Round Table to his life’s end, and gave him great lands to spend.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • So the king and all his barons assented that it was no bote to seek any knight of the Round Table.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • And then came in Sir Priamus with his pennon, and rode with the knights of the Round Table, and fought so manfully that many of their enemies lost their lives.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • For these four brethren were full well known in the court of King Arthur for noble knights, for long time they had holden war against the knights of the Round Table.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • When the king heard him ask so, he marvelled of his asking, but because he was a knight of the Round Table, and of a great renown, King Mark granted him his whole asking.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • First, said the wounded knight, I require you tell me your name, for an thou be none of the noble knights of the Round Table thou shalt never know my name, whatsomever come of me.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • And when he came there he saw many knights joust and tourney; and so Sir Tristram dressed him to the range, and to make short conclusion, he overthrew fourteen knights of the Round Table.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • And so there came many good knights that were at their large, and held them for the most part against King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table and came in the side of them of the castle.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • By God, said Sir Gawaine, now I will say thee sooth, my name is Sir Gawaine, and known I am in his court and in his chamber, and one of the knights of the Round Table, he dubbed me a duke with his own hand.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Then the king commanded Sir Cador to take the rearward, and to take with him certain knights of the Round Table, and Sir Launcelot, Sir Bors, Sir Kay, Sir Marrok, with Sir Marhaus, shall await on our person.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Lancelot, of course, was not at that time recognized as the chief knight of the Round Table, or he would have been taken in any case.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Be ye of good cheer, said Sir Percivale, and because ye are a knight of the Round Table as well as I, I trust to God to break your bands.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • Lancelot went for the first knight of the Round Table, and put his shoulder out of joint.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
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