Fancy my Lord Utilitarian turning to break a lance in defence of beauty.
"Mae Madden" by Mary Murdoch Mason
But it is a glorious and praise-worthy action with one lance to break and overthrow ten enemies.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book I." by Francois Rabelais
But here Vieuxbois spurred in to break a last lance.
"Yeast: A Problem" by Charles Kingsley
Am I not a pretty knight to run a course and break a lance, I who can only with great difficulty open a letter?
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume IV. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Do you suppose that I will condescend to break a lance with your low and obscure colleague?
"The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln" by Francis Fisher Browne
This is not the time nor the place to break a controversial lance with Dr. Oliphant.
"The Altar Steps" by Compton MacKenzie
If they had, having the multitude on my side, I would have tried to break a lance with them.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
I did not send for thee to prophesy, but to prove; I would break a lance and hold a tilt at thine argument.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
Sophie's wit never hesitated to break a lance even on those she liked.
"Great Singers, First Series" by George T. Ferris
Against the Abolitionists, also, Mr. Brownson is still ready to break a lance, with the hearty unreasoning hostility of the good old times.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866" by Various
Or break the lance, and couch the spear
At tilts and tournaments o' weir,
Whar mony a valiant knight and peer
Display'd their skill,
To courtly beauty, blushing near,
On Lady's hill.
"The Links O' Forth : Or, A Parting Peep At The Carse O' Sterling" by Hector MacNeill
Both armies were about the distance of a mile from each other,
All ready to commence the fight, brother against brother,
Each expecting that the other would advance
To break a sword in combat, or shiver a lance.
"The Battle of Culloden" by William Topaz McGonagall