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to bring about the downfall of

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The text as follows: "Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who heads the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and is a leader of the Vatican's conservative wing, declared that the Catholic Church is [still] awaiting Israel and the Jews to embrace Christianity." How Parkes, bearing his lance, would have relished the opportunity to charge straight on toward the retrograde Cardinal so as to unhorse him!
(In fact, he went on to unhorse Graham as managing editor and survived for more than a decade.)
'After you have jousted well with someone, you will always respect them.The goal is not to unhorse your opponent, just to hit him as hard and accurately as you can and conduct yourself with skill, bravery and grace.
They unhorse each other with lances but fight hand-to-hand with swords, causing terrible injuries.
All night you lay awake listening to your pubic hair grow, fantasizing on veiled damsels, hot to unhorse Desiderata the Average, whose real name was Needlenose, just because he waved what he called his "enchanted lance" at the King's daughter: He arrives on horseback, accompanied by three Saracens--real angry guys with large black zeros on their backs, rusty chastity belts hanging from their saddles.
The knight unhorses Calogrenant and then rides off leaving him defeated and ashamed.
Sexy, independent, and apparently untouched by the 1950s cult of domesticity, she handles a horse better than her husband and literally "unhorses" him in the informal riding contest they conduct just before he tests the X-1.
When Arthur's retinue comes to the fountain, Owein unhorses Cei twice, and in the second pass strikes Cei's forehead with the butt of his lance.
The newly ennobled William goes into his first battle as a genuine knight, where he unhorses Adhemar and wins the fair Jocelyn.
She challenges Dyab to a duel; trying to avoid this fight he clumsily unhorses her, and the fall proves fatal.
When Marfisa unhorses Pinabello in a dispute over his lady's comments about ugly Gabrina, she claims his lady's clothing and palfrey for the old woman whom she jokingly champions.