chivalrous


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Synonyms for chivalrous

Synonyms for chivalrous

characterized by elaborate but usually formal courtesy

respectfully attentive, especially to women

Synonyms for chivalrous

being attentive to women like an ideal knight

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She had not known that men could be so disinterested, chivalrous, protective, in their love for women as he.
George's,' said Mr Mifflin, 'is essentially a chivalrous nature.
He came into my mind as connected with his old chivalrous manner of mentioning my mother's name and with what my guardian had informed me of his engagement to her sister and his unconscious connexion with her unhappy story.
While I was quite familiar with the Martian custom which allows female slaves to Martian men, whose high and chivalrous honour is always ample protection for every woman in his household, yet I had never myself chosen other than men as my body servants.
More, too, I heard, and that of the chivalrous kindness that John Carter had accorded my daughter.
Clayton," she said quietly, extending her hand, "first let me thank you for your chivalrous loyalty to my dear father.
This inevitability alone can explain how the cruel Arakcheev, who tore out a grenadier's mustache with his own hands, whose weak nerves rendered him unable to face danger, and who was neither an educated man nor a courtier, was able to maintain his powerful position with Alexander, whose own character was chivalrous, noble, and gentle.
But he had a chivalrous nature (was not the disinterested service of woman among the ideal glories of old chivalry?
He slouches from the house, always her true lover I do believe, chivalrous, brave, a boy until to-night; but was he ever unkind to her?
Uncouth, perhaps, and brutal, too, if judged too harshly by the standards of effete twentieth- century civilization, but withal noble, dignified, chivalrous, and loveable.
It scarce seemed credible that he could be serving her from motives purely chivalrous.
He desired her respect, and that fact helped him to his final decision, but the thing that decided him was born of the truly chivalrous nature he possessed--he wanted Virginia Maxon to be happy; it mattered not at what cost to him.
There was a certain rude, though chivalrous grandeur in the act; and it marked not only the beginning of a lifelong devotion and loyalty on the part of Shandy toward his young master, but was prophetic of the attitude which Norman of Torn was to inspire in all the men who served him during the long years that saw thousands pass the barbicans of Torn to crave a position beneath his grim banner.
And because I would not consent to notify the officers, do not think that I am not sincerely grateful to you for the brave and chivalrous protection you rendered me.
You are a sailor, and sailors are always chivalrous.