Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Definitions for gest
- A notable deed or exploit.
- Archaic: A metrical romance or history.
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Citations for gest
Not every gest is social: there is nothing social in the movements a man makes in order to brush off a fly; but if this same man, poorly dressed, is struggling against guard-dogs, the gest becomes social.
Perhaps the greatest problem with Holt's approach is that it requires us to believe that the details of the gest can be used as evidence of the content of the original Robin Hood story, which he himself believes to predate the mid-thirteenth century.