knight-errant

NOUN
  1. a wandering knight travelling in search of adventure
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  • Since the Chinese literati discovered Homer at the beginning of the twentieth century, they have keenly felt the lack of a national epic poem, their own traditional fiction of knight-errant wuxia stories being considered too episodic and prosaic. Jamyang Norbu: Language, Identity & Revolution in Tibet
  • I will tell you the matter at length, for it is comical enough; and why should not you list to my juridical adventures, as well as I to those of your fiddling knight-errantry? Redgauntlet
  • To content company, little game also can realize gain, to platform company character, made alone door gest, in similar knight-errant novel " suck astral old law " .
  • “From seeing the danger to which my incautious knight-errantry has exposed me; I begin, indeed, to take you for a very mischievous sort of person, and I fear the poor devil from whom I rescued you will be amply revenged for his disgrace, by finding that the first use you make of your freedom is to doom your deliverer to bondage.” Cecilia
  • Whose gest is highest in knight-errant of respecting gold commonplace, the masses is accepted first is to be in Shaolin Temple low-key those who sweep the floor is anonymous without the monk.
  • But this havoc did not last long; for the silvered party, exasperated by their loss, resolved to perish or stop her progress; and having posted an archer in ambuscado on a distant angle, together with a knight-errant, her highness fell into their hands and was carried out of the field. Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
  • No sooner therefore was she determined to take the first opportunity of quitting the protection of her husband, than she resolved to cast herself under the protection of some other man; and whom could she so properly choose to be her guardian as a person of quality, of fortune, of honour; and who, besides a gallant disposition which inclines men to knight-errantry, that is, to be the champions of ladies in distress, had often declared a violent attachment to herself, and had already given her all the instances of it in his power? History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
  • ALQUIFE, an enchanter in the mediaeval romances of knight-errantry. Redgauntlet
  • It has its longueurs and at times is longsome enough; but it is interesting as a comparison between the chivalry of Al – Islam and European knight-errantry. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • 'But, I believe,' he said, 'some genius of officiousness has today taken possession of me, for I began it upon a Quixote sort of enterprise, and a spirit of knight-errantry seems willing to accompany me through it to the end.' Camilla
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