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  • verb Present participle of gallant.


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  • I meant to say something civil; but, to tell you the truth, I am not en train; I am excessively out of humor: Fitzgerald has not been here of several days, but spends his whole time in gallanting Madame La Brosse, a woman to whom he knows I have an aversion, and who has nothing but a tolerable complexion and a modest assurance to recommend her.

    The History of Emily Montague

  • So in they came, the Doctor smirking, gallanting, and performing all the bustling parade of settled and arranged courtship, with much of that grace wherewith a turkey-cock goes through the same ceremony.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • In the next I omitted thy curse upon thy relations, whom thou wert gallanting: and read on the seven subsequent paragraphs down to thy execrable wish; which was too shocking to read to her.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • And here, for an aggravation, has the dear creature lain already two days; for I must be gallanting my two aunts and my two cousins, and giving Lord M. an airing after his lying-in-pox upon the whole family of us! and returned not till within this hour: and now returned to my distraction, on receiving the cursed tidings, and the exulting letter.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • How does Emily, Sir? gallanting her fan: Is the girl here?

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • All Spent in absolute Idleness, or what is worse, gallanting the Girls.

    John Adams diary 2, 5 October 1758 - 9 April 1759

  • "If she thought that," I cried, "she baffles me; for a hint I let drop in a mere careless badinage of your gallanting reputation made her perilously near angry."

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • The bane of married happiness among the city men in general has been, that finding themselves unfit for polite life, they transferred their vanity to their ladies, dressed them up gaily, and sent them out a gallanting, while the good man was to regale with port wine or rum punch, perhaps among mean companions, after the compting house was shut.

    Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World

  • "See how he jets 'neath his (anything but) advancèd plumes!" he spouted, as Gleason came gallanting some of the garrison ladies down the line, desperately hoping to make Miss Sanford jealous.

    Marion's Faith.

  • During these two years I never received from him an unkind word; nothing but smiles of encouragement came from him to me, and his little children appeared to love me as their second father, always calling me Uncle Elijah, and meeting me at the front gate and gallanting me into the house.

    Life and History of the Rev. Elijah P. Marrs, First Pastor of Beargrass Baptist Church, and Author


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