knighthood

[ US /ˈnaɪtˌhʊd/ ]
[ UK /nˈa‍ɪthʊd/ ]
NOUN
  1. aristocrats holding the rank of knight
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How To Use knighthood In A Sentence

  • One of the region's top teachers was awarded a knighthood in recognition of his services to education.
  • Knighthood was given for displays of valour and courage, and he would need more experience to be in the position for that.
  • The flame was glorious - radiant with the colours of antique knighthood and the flashing gallantries of the past; but no substance fed it; flaring wildly, it tossed to and fro in the wind; it was suddenly put out.
  • It vexed him that the golden deeds of his youth had been largely forgotten and that no knighthood had been bestowed. Times, Sunday Times
  • But knighthood is an honour, not a peerage; he remained a member of the House of Commons until his retirement in 2001.
  • Give him a knighthood and just be done with it. Times, Sunday Times
  • The screen veteran is the biggest name on the Queen's birthday honours list, receiving a knighthood.
  • Here, brother Sancho Panza," said Don Quixote when he saw it, "we may plunge our hands up to the elbows in what they call adventures; but observe, even shouldst thou see me in the greatest danger in the world, thou must not put a hand to thy sword in my defence, unless indeed thou perceivest that those who assail me are rabble or base folk; for in that case thou mayest very properly aid me; but if they be knights it is on no account permitted or allowed thee by the laws of knighthood to help me until thou hast been dubbed a knight. The History of Don Quixote, Volume 1, Complete
  • I would rather have that than a knighthood or peerage. The Sun
  • The Welsh rugby fan said he was delighted to meet Sir Clive Woodward, who was at the palace to receive his knighthood.
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