chivalrously

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv chivalrously in a gallant manner "he gallantly offered to take her home"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Chivalrously In a chivalrous manner; gallantly; magnanimously.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chivalrously In a chivalrous manner or spirit.
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Quotations

  • Demosthenes
    Demosthenes
    “You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “It requires nothing less than a chivalric feeling to sustain a conversation with a lady.”

Usage

In literature:

Friendship she could give him; but it was a silent friendship, an incompanionable friendship, founded upon a secret and chivalrous act.
"The Lane That Had No Turning, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Romance was his deadly foe; it made him do a stupid, if chivalrous, thing.
"No Defense, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Then, too, the airmen of Germany seemed a step above her other fighters in that they were more chivalrous.
"Air Service Boys in the Big Battle" by Charles Amory Beach
He was only a clever boy, susceptible to flattery, easily influenced by a determined will, and probably absurdly chivalrous.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
In the rector's fat body and the Major's lean one, he knew that there beat hearts as chivalrous as their words.
"The Battle Ground" by Ellen Glasgow
The beautiful chivalric spirit of this great soul shone brightest in disaster.
"Mark Twain" by Archibald Henderson
American gentlemen have the reputation of being more chivalrous than the gentlemen of any other country.
"Book of Etiquette, Volume 2" by Lillian Eichler Watson
This is pure chivalry, and I boast of being chivalrous.
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
At once a religious and chivalrous man, he would never employ mean agency.
"Erema" by R. D. Blackmore
It was devised with the more picturesque idea of maintaining chivalric associations.
"The Eustace Diamonds" by Anthony Trollope
He had lost much of his chivalrous veneration for women, for he had seen them less often deceived than deceiving.
"Ernest Maltravers, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I call it chivalrous compassion.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
An inexpressible and chivalrous compassion mingled with his love and confirmed his faith.
"Lucretia, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Doubtless your chivalrous lover has found his way thither long ere this.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
He was an admirable exponent of those chivalric ideals which are glorified in the courtly pages of Froissart.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
An instance of the chivalric spirit of the South Carolina volunteers is worthy of mention.
"General Scott" by General Marcus J. Wright
And now, to relieve Mr. Worth's chivalrous mind, I shall reclaim my pendant.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
It is his first definite attempt to write a young and chivalrous novel.
"Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens" by G. K. Chesterton
Twenty days thereafter, General Breckinridge made a most chivalrous and dashing, but equally useless and disastrous, attack upon Baton Rouge.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
There is nothing of beauty in the panorama of Prague as seen from my terrace, which I can ascribe to Bohemia's chivalrous and eccentric King.
"From a Terrace in Prague" by Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
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In poetry:

"For Reason is rank in my temples,
And Vision unruly,
And chivalrous laud of my cunning
Is heard not again!"
"The Mother Mourns." by Thomas Hardy
She struggled and flounced in the water,
And signaled in vain for her bar,
And she'd surely been drowned
If she hadn't been found
By a chivalrous man-eating shark.
"The Rhyme Of The Chivalrous Shark" by Wallace Irwin
He softly sits by the ladye's side,
And vaunteth his deeds of chivalrous pride;
Then lisps, in her secret ear, of things
Which deeply endanger the thrones of kings:
"Sir Raymond And The False Palmer" by Thomas Cooper
To do good to mankind is the chivalrous plan,
And is always as nobly requited;
Then battle for freedom wherever you can,
And, if not shot or hang'd, you'll get knighted.
"Impromptus" by Lord George Gordon Byron
Death would have found you brave, but braver still
You face each lagging day,
A merry Stoic, patient, chivalrous,
Divinely kind and gay.
You bear your knowledge lightly, graduate
Of unkind Fate.
"To A Soldier In Hospital" by Winifred Mary Letts
I saw a maid with her chivalrous lover:
He was both tender and true;
He kissed her lips, vowing over and over,
"Darling, I worship you."
Sing, sing, bird of the spring,
Tell of the flowers the summer will bring.
"What I Have Seen #2" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

The Old Spice Guy, wrapped in his towel, appears in a bathroom, dims the lights, rolls in candles, holds out a ring and reads the proposal in a deep, chivalrous voice.
And a woman who is victimized by a man may not speak out, in order to avoid the chivalrous man-next-door from starting a fist-fight—or criticizing her for somehow encouraging the harassment.
Brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous: a gallant knight.
Tina Rosenberg (Editorial Observer, Aug 23) notes the contradictions in Shakespeare's Henry V , who moves easily from chivalric speeches to butchery, and on to courtly wooing.
Munoz refused, the prude, and instead sent her on her way with a chivalrous peck on the cheek.
Bruno Mars is one of pop's courtliest young stars – a gentleman through and through, from his chivalric oaths ("I'd catch a grenade for ya") to the rakish Sinatra-style tilt of his fedora.
"My man He's not sexist, he's chivalrous.".
Tina Rosenberg (Editorial Observer, Aug 23) notes the contradictions in Shakespeare's Henry V, who moves easily from chivalric speeches to butchery, and on to courtly wooing.
(When the musician started leaving weird messages on Veronica 's answering machine, her brother chivalrously offered to have him snuffed out.
At times, he can be sensitive, self-effacing, even chivalrous.
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