Noun(1) the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle(2) courtesy towards women(3) polite attentiveness to women
(1) And I was embarrassed by him, too young for his shy approaches, too unused to such respectful gallantry .(2) a medal awarded for outstanding gallantry during the raid(3) The Rebel army won many early battles in the cause of making sure that Southern gallantry , plantation life and refined manners rolled over the backs of Negro slaves like planks on the social and economic bridges that connected the regime.(4) In his book, he takes a platoon through a year of battle in the jungle undergrowth, cowardice, heroism, gallantry and the white feather.(5) Furthermore, the writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man's proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit - for gallantry in defeat, for courage, compassion and love…(6) Old-fashioned words like courage, gallantry , and honor are the only ones that can be used to describe and explain the combat wartime performance of the Argentine air force and naval air personnel.(7) what men call gallantry, and the gods adultery(8) She became the virtuous focus of masculine desire, the unmoved mover who stirred her subjects to acts of gallantry and heroism.(9) This is how it should be, for its subject could also be reasonably designated a light confection, albeit of quite exceptionally distinctive intelligence, oratorical power and studied chivalric gallantry .(10) In his treatment of the sexual undertones of courtly love and seventeenth-century gallantry , Maidment's wicked sense of humour could reduce a tutorial to helpless laughter.(11) The George Cross is second only to the Victoria Cross and is the highest civilian award for gallantry , recognising that the recipient has put their life in extreme danger for the sake of others.(12) The OBE is not an award for gallantry , but given for exceptionally meritorious service. His citation for this has nothing whatever to do with his civil driving record, nor what the judge may have said before sentencing.(13) As with the Irish-born in 1871 several of the twenty-nine won medals for outstanding gallantry .(14) Thus Morgan had the unique pleasure of presenting Italy's highest award for gallantry to the brave man who tried to sink his ship three years and three months before.(15) The Victoria Cross was subsequently awarded for his outstanding gallantry .(16) These works are considered as icons of amorous pursuits in an age of gallantry and the accompanying and complementary coquetry.
1. bravery ::
2. chivalry ::
3. valiancy ::
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