knight errant

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knight errant

(esp in medieval romance) a knight who wanders in search of deeds of courage, chivalry, etc.
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I say it is impossible that there could be a knight-errant without a lady, because to such it is as natural and proper to be in love as to the heavens to have stars: most certainly no history has been seen in which there is to be found a knight-errant without an amour, and for the simple reason that without one he would be held no legitimate knight but a bastard, and one who had gained entrance into the stronghold of the said knighthood, not by the door, but over the wall like a thief and a robber.
The first group of Tang unofficial prose accounts explores the tensions between female violence and proper femininity by turning the woman avenger into an unnamed knight-errant.
Around mid-afternoon, there was a bullfight followed by an "Aventura del caballero Don Quijote" featuring the knight-errant, and ending with a tourney of tire.
Colourful adaptation of the novel by Sir Walter Scott with Robert Taylor as the knight-errant who comes to the rescue of King Richard the Lionheart.
But it's the persona of the knight-errant that crowns his performance with implacable grace and dignity and heartrending sweetness.
In this paradigmatic text of early modernity, the protagonist's most profound desire is to be recognized, and not as another, but precisely as himself, as a knight-errant who has transcended the disenchantment of his age and learned to see beyond temporal parameters.
He attempts to resurrect the fame of the knight-errant by proclaiming himself such and imitating the famous Amadis de Gaula.
Wilson was fond of a hard drink and fond of good-looking women, tempting qualities that suggested a swashbuckling knight-errant.
Cervantes' classic Don Quixote pertinently comes to mind: Like the delusional Spanish knight-errant, who wanders the land seeking adventure in an act of chivalrous wish-fulfillment, Egyptian supporters of this new hero might soon discover that they've been chasing windmills and slip into a great melancholy.
The Daily Times reviewer kept turning the knife: "this rowdy knight-errant who tilts against all lies and shams, himself perpetrates a lie and a sham at the very outset of his career.
While it would have been nice if the very likable Monaghan had a bit more to do before her killer climactic scenes, Casey Affleck thoroughly reimagines the knight-errant gumshoe throughout "Gone Baby Gone.