from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The character or quality of being knightly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The character or bearing suitable for a knight; chivalry.
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from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct
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I recognise in him a magnanimity, a certain knightliness which is very rare.
It was a kind of "knightliness," if there is such a word, and when I thought about it I realized it was the very same look you had worn when you burst through the hedge after Chuck Woodcock, and again when you came back and threw that rose on my desk.
But many others, so lost to honour and knightliness were they, performed not their promises, and continued to fight each with the other.
Thy knightliness also I hear praised, and am told that nowhere is a better king.
Sixteen years after her marriage her royal husband died, a worn - out, bloated wreck of one who had been as a youth a model of knightliness and manhood.
When York was given "his receipt for the prisoners," an incident happened that shows the true knightliness of character of this untrained mountaineer.
All my duty to Heaven, mine honour, my good faith, my knightliness, I must forego.
He has the stuff in him by nature, for none can deny Clan Diarmaid courage and knightliness; but for four generations court, closet, and college have been taking the heart out of our chiefs.
Of thy knightliness, atone to me for the wrong thou hast done me, and I will avenge it no further.
"The Settlers of Karossa Creek" will stir the blood of every lad and stimulate the impulses to patience, endurance, brave daring, and true knightliness.