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knight-errantry

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The rôle or character of a knight errant; the knightly practice of wandering in quest of adventures.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The character or actions of wandering knights; the practice of wandering in quest of adventures; chivalry; a quixotic or romantic adventure or scheme.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The character or actions of wandering knights; the practice of wandering in quest of adventures.
  • noun Chivalry; a quixotic or romantic adventure or scheme.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Middle Ages) the code of conduct observed by a knight errant who is wandering in search of deeds of chivalry
  • noun quixotic (romantic and impractical) behavior

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Examples

  • It was time, he continued, “for the age of knight-errantry and mad-heroism to be at an end.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • It was time, he continued, “for the age of knight-errantry and mad-heroism to be at an end.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • It was time, he continued, “for the age of knight-errantry and mad-heroism to be at an end.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • It was time, he continued, “for the age of knight-errantry and mad-heroism to be at an end.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • It reminded one of the rude and chivalrous days of knight-errantry.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • I will tell you the matter at length, for it is comical enough; and why should not you list to my juridical adventures, as well as I to those of your fiddling knight-errantry?

    Redgauntlet

  • ALQUIFE, an enchanter in the mediaeval romances of knight-errantry.

    Redgauntlet

  • It has its longueurs and at times is longsome enough; but it is interesting as a comparison between the chivalry of Al – Islam and European knight-errantry.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • 'But, I believe,' he said, 'some genius of officiousness has today taken possession of me, for I began it upon a Quixote sort of enterprise, and a spirit of knight-errantry seems willing to accompany me through it to the end.'

    Camilla

  • “From seeing the danger to which my incautious knight-errantry has exposed me; I begin, indeed, to take you for a very mischievous sort of person, and I fear the poor devil from whom I rescued you will be amply revenged for his disgrace, by finding that the first use you make of your freedom is to doom your deliverer to bondage.”

    Cecilia

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