Definitions for gallantryˈgæl ən tri
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heroism, gallantry, valor, valour, valorousness, valiance, valiancy(noun)
the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
"he showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for valor"
chivalry, gallantry, politesse(noun)
courtesy towards women
polite attentiveness to women
chivalrous courtliness, especially towards women
an instance of gallant behaviour or speech
splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery
bravery; intrepidity; as, the troops behaved with great gallantry
civility or polite attention to ladies; in a bad sense, attention or courtesy designed to win criminal favors from a female; freedom of principle or practice with respect to female virtue; intrigue
gallant persons, collectively
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
This word is now almost obsolete. It was formerly employed to express a deferential attention on the part of the man who in a crowded car gave up his seat to the ladies.
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Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion.
A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.
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