“I see what this man [the president] sees in you,” Stewart gallantly replied.
He was there at Gettysburg, gallantly leading outnumbered Yankee divisions before suffering a neck injury.
He was obliged to raise the siege of Metz, which was gallantly defended by the Duke of Guise.
"She is enough to tempt an anchorite," declares Mr. Murray, gallantly.
But the Captain gallantly helped her and Eeny-Meeny made her overland journey with perfect ease.
But hurt not him who has combated so gallantly: we must respect the brave!
Towson's company of artillery, which was attached to it, gallantly commenced, and with it sustained the action.
Most fittingly named,” said Jim gallantly, “since she carries two queens.
The buck was running easily, but gallantly refusing to abandon his mate to her cowardly foes.
Mademoiselle, said Phineas gallantly, we would not be such imbeciles.
mid-15c., "showy, finely dressed; gay, merry," from Old French galant "courteous," earlier "amusing, entertaining; lively, bold" (14c.), present participle of galer "rejoice, make merry," generally held to be from Latinized verb form of Frankish *wala- "good, well," from Proto-Germanic *wal- (cf. Old High German wallon "to wander, go on a pilgrimage"), from PIE *wel- "to wish, will" (see will (v.)), "but the transition of sense offers difficulties that are not fully cleared up" [OED]. Sense of "politely attentive to women" was adopted 17c. from French.
"man of fashion and pleasure," mid-15c., earlier "dissolute man, rake" (early 15c.); from gallant (adj.).