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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And Don Quixote asserts his commitment to acting as a knight errant by denying Sancho's apparent misapprehension about knightly duties: "Where have you ever seen or read that a knight errant...
The rustic, presumably illiterate goatherds understand Don Quixote's implicit praise of mythical "pastoral" life as little as they do his prior encomium of the adventurous life of the knight errant. The "ingenious gentleman," who fails to notice the authentic generosity of the goatherds, seems to be as deluded by the sixteenth-century fashion of pastoral literature as by the chivalric romance.
Three horses have won both of the festival's big prizes, but only two - Blancona in 1926 and Knight Errant in 1958 - have won the Galway Hurdle a year after landing the Plate.
"A Knight on Long Island" is a novel from Tom Humphrey, as he twists Twain's classic to place the knight errant, the wandering knight of romance in a land filled with villains.
If you act as your department's budgetary knight errant, when you leave government service the interests who benefited from the funds you acquired will remember you.
Peter chooses the latter, and together with Sir Tode, a knight errant who has been turned into a combination horse/cat by a grumpy witch, sets out on an unforgettable adventure.
You might be inclined to think so after some time with Miguel de Cervantes' "Don Quixote."But when the knight errant is animated in "Don Quixote, or Fantasies of a Madman," the brisk adaptation of Boris Eifman's Ballet Theatre of Saint Petersburg, staged Thursday night at Baalbek's "Courtyard of the Two Temples," you'll find reason to reconsider.
Miguel de Cervantes's (anti)hero lets his imagination turn him into a courageous knight errant, his arrival heralded with a crash of timpani and the entry of cello soloist Alban Gerhardt.
I wanted you to see it, to be aware, to experience the thrill even here in this cold, in this dark, in midwinter, and remember your good fortune to have seen a real miracle unfurl." Thus it was at merely six I saw myself knight errant in my world, summoned by an aunt and a ribbon candy sheen to follow and chase after and live as much as possible inside my dream though I be bullied, buffeted, busy with employment, contracts, duty--so, thrown back all those days and nights, I smile and say, "They're a miracle, and yes, I've seen the northern lights."
Margaret's Knight Errant. The news article remains online, but the other pieces were removed Nov.
Incidentally, the query that Cervantes established through this juxtaposition both reflects and challenges Macaulay's critique of the teachings on benevolence, sympathy, and moral virtue imparted in encouraging a young boy to practice that "romantic notion of playing the knight errant and acting criminally on a principle of honor." (48)
In essence, he was the knight, usually a knight errant (one serving a sovereign or manorial lord on some mission or errand--whether war or special service).

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