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  • noun Plural form of chivalry.

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Examples

  • They make me think that all you tell me about chivalries and winning kingdoms and empires, and giving isles and doing other favours and mighty deeds, as knights errant do, must be just wind and lies, and all friction or fiction or whatever you call it.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • They make me think that all you tell me about chivalries and winning kingdoms and empires, and giving isles and doing other favours and mighty deeds, as knights errant do, must be just wind and lies, and all friction or fiction or whatever you call it.

    Spanish Inquisition: Part Two

  • La Mancha as the knight's country and scene of his chivalries is of a piece with the pasteboard helmet, the farm – labourer on ass-back for a squire, knighthood conferred by a rascally ventero, convicts taken for victims of oppression, and the rest of the incongruities between Don Quixote's world and the world he lived in, between things as he saw them and things as they were.

    Don Quixote

  • She found the man a baffling and fascinating combination of qualities, all petty selfishness and colossal egotisms one minute, abounding in endless charms and graces and small endearing chivalries the next; outrageously outspoken at times, at other times, reticent to the point of secretiveness; now reaching the most extravagant pitch of high spirits, and then, almost without warning, submerged in moods of Stygian gloom from which nothing could rouse him.

    Wild Wings A Romance of Youth

  • He was very good as far as he went; and if you expect the chivalries of grace out of Nature, you "may expect," as old Fuller saith.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 46, August, 1861

  • High office brought to him a marked care for those little chivalries which are part of Parliamentary warfare.

    Lloyd George The Man and His Story

  • We can at least take part in the laying of the foundation of that great structure in which there can be preserved all the nobilities, the chivalries, the graces, the things which lend life value.

    Britain and Canada—Brothers In Arms

  • Then [he says] comes Sir Walter Scott with his enchantments, and by his single might checks this wave of progress and even turns it back; sets the world in love with dreams and phantoms; with decayed and swinish forms of religion; with decayed and degraded systems of government; with the sillinesses and emptinesses, sham grandeurs, sham gauds, and sham chivalries of a brainless and worthless long-vanished society.

    My beloved South,

  • After having put in practice all chivalries, devout and worldly, gone with Peredur in quest of the Holy Grail and fair ladies, and dreamed with St. Brandan of mystical Atlantides, who knows what it would produce in the domain of intellect, if it hardened itself to an entrance into the world, and subjected its rich and profound nature to the conditions of modern thought?

    The Poetry of the Celtic Races. VI.

  • He was an aristocrat born, as we have seen, and felt in himself a kinship for the courtesies, chivalries, and generosities of aristocratic life.

    The Man Shakespeare

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