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"But you know language is conventional, especially in gallantry," said Russell.

He is a man of wit and gallantry—I am unpractised in the ways of the world.

"It is enough if I've been useful," he rose in gallantry to the emergency.

The stranger, however, picking up her cap with an air of gallantry, interposed.

Jarrett introduced Knoedler, who had suggested this piece of gallantry.

How I admire the gallantry of your youthful spirit, Mr. Lorry.

I must say again that I heartily admire your gallantry and youthfulness.

Not amongst men of business, or men of gallantry, but amongst men of literature.

Let them boast of their Moorish gallantry and their infidel marriages—a fig for them!

Do they pique themselves upon their courage, their gallantry, and their adventure?

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "fine appearance," from French galanterie (16c.), from Old French galant (see gallant). Meaning "gallant behavior" is from 1630s. Middle English had gallantness "merriment, gaiety, high living" (late 15c.).

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