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chivalry
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
courtesy — especially towards women

or:

the medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct such as honor, kindness, bravery, and protection of the weak
  • Poor Bob! he was not sensitive on the point of honor, not a chivalrous character.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (95% in)
  • The days of chivalry are not gone, notwithstanding Burke's grand dirge over them; they live still in that far-off worship paid by many a youth and man to the woman of whom he never dreams that he shall touch so much as her little finger or the hem of her robe.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (30% in)
  • But he was silent, and would not allow his wife to ask him a question; would not present himself in the room, lest it should appear like intrusion and a wish to pry; having the same chivalry toward dark-eyed Maggie as in the days when he had bought her the memorable present of books.
    7.1 -- Book 7 Chapter 1 -- The Return to the Mill (63% in)

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