Origin of gallantry
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Examples from the Web for gallantries
In her gallantries she was as unrestrained as in other things.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
She was well known for her gallantries and her influence at Court.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
This is not the place to detail the king's gallantries, for they would fill a volume.
They relate the amours and gallantries of the court of Henry the Fourth.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)
The French are a people that can't live without their gallantries.The Beaux-Stratagem
- conspicuous courage, esp in warthe gallantry of the troops
- polite attentiveness to women
- a gallant action, speech, etc
Word Origin and History for gallantries
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.).