We put a lot of weight on their shoulders, thinking they would be our knights in shining armor.
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In the backlash to Reconstruction after the Civil War, the knights of the Ku Klux Klan were born.
She says he insisted she knew the number of a bank account that would lead to the lost treasure of the knights Templar.
“We kind of knew early on that we had hit on something really unique,” knights says.
She yelled; and the knights, laughing, took the lout, And thrust him from the gate.
Too late—apparently—the knights of the tiller perceived their mistake.
Here were knights and ladies such as he had dreamed of and despaired of ever seeing outside his dreams.
The knights and ladies would not have looked at such a book, all about drawing-rooms.
Four of his knights took him at his word, and started in all haste for Canterbury.
Old English cniht "boy, youth; servant, attendant," common West Germanic (cf. Old Frisian kniucht, Dutch knecht, Middle High German kneht "boy, youth, lad," German Knecht "servant, bondman, vassal"), of unknown origin. The plural in Middle English sometimes was knighten. Meaning "military follower of a king or other superior" is from c.1100. Began to be used in a specific military sense in Hundred Years War, and gradually rose in importance until it became a rank in the nobility 16c. The chess piece so called from mid-15c. Knight in shining armor in figurative sense is from 1917, from the man who rescues the damsel in distress in romantic dramas (perhaps especially "Lohengrin"). Knights of Columbus, society of Catholic men, founded 1882 in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.; Knights of Labor, trade union association, founded in Philadelphia, 1869; Knights of Pythias, secret order, founded in Washington, 1864.
"to make a knight of (someone)," early 13c., from knight (n.). Related: Knighted; knighting.