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chivalry

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Definition the medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct such as honor, kindness, bravery, and protection of the weak

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courtesy — especially of men towards women
  • Ideas of chivalry were popularized in medieval literature.
chivalry = the medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct such as honor, kindness, bravery, and protection of the weak
  • Some women consider is chivalrous when a man opens a door for them. Others find it demeaning.
  • chivalrous = courteous
  • Don Quixote wanted to preserve chivalry.
  • chivalry = the medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct such as honor, kindness, bravery, and protection of the weak
  • It struck her that it was hopeless to look for chivalry in such a man.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room with a View
  •   There's nothing hidden in your head
      The Sorting Hat can't see,
      So try me on and I will tell you
      Where you ought to be.
      You might belong in Gryffindor,
      Where dwell the brave at heart,
      Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
      Set Gryffindors apart;
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • chivalry = medieval principles governing knightly conduct such as honor, kindness, bravery, and protection of the weak
  • uphold the right, the truth, and true chivalry!
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • chivalry = the medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct such as honor, kindness, bravery, and protection of the weak
  • If it was so easy to lead one's country in various directions, as if she was a pig on a string, why had he failed to lead her into chivalry, into justice and into peace?
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • chivalry = kindness, honor, bravery, and protection of the weak
  • This is not to say that either the conduct of war, or the prevailing attitude towards it, has become less bloodthirsty or more chivalrous.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • chivalrous = courteous
  • Our American chivalry is the worst in all the world.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • He had silver hair and blue eyes and was chivalrous but disinclined to talk.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Rufo wasn't counting on my being "chivalrous"; he had lived too long.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • He took the more chivalrous view, however, and preserved her secret.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • All the other crimes are virtues beside it: all the other dishonors are chivalry itself by comparison.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • Very chivalrous of you, Nate.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • His shoes were tapered, as elegant as chivalry in the stirrups or the end of a lizard entering a crevice.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I do not believe that it takes a genius to pierce to the heart of a situation to which Southern chivalry once gave, among other things, the mulatto.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Another woman sprang forward and picked it up, with a chivalrous air, as if rescuing a human being from an oncoming express train.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • 'You see how it is,' he said to me, 'where there is no chivalry, there is no amour-propre.'
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • You are so fantastic...... Miss Quested, you won't treat her generously; while over Mrs. Moore there is this elaborate chivalry.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Those are the flowers of Spanish chivalry.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls

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