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chivalry
used in Middlemarch

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

or:

courtesy — especially of men towards women
  • Theresa's passionate, ideal nature demanded an epic life: what were many-volumed romances of chivalry and the social conquests of a brilliant girl to her?
    Prelude (26% in)
  • For those who want to be acquainted with Lydgate it will be good to know what was that case of impetuous folly, for it may stand as an example of the fitful swerving of passion to which he was prone, together with the chivalrous kindness which helped to make him morally lovable.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (28% in)
  • Very few men could have been as filial and chivalrous as he was to the mother, aunt, and sister, whose dependence on him had in many ways shaped his life rather uneasily for himself; few men who feel the pressure of small needs are so nobly resolute not to dress up their inevitably self-interested desires in a pretext of better motives.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (53% in)
  • But he had a chivalrous nature (was not the disinterested service of woman among the ideal glories of old chivalry?
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (63% in)
  • But he had a chivalrous nature (was not the disinterested service of woman among the ideal glories of old chivalry?
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (63% in)

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