In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Henry was a chivalrous man at heart, and he loved the chance to save me.
- Chris was a very chivalrous guy and one of the nicest guys I had ever met.
- He was chivalrous in his treatment of women, but absolutely void of sexual desire.
- His son appeared as ‘this most gallant man and chivalrous prince’ who, at his death in 1376, a year before Edward III himself died, ‘was deeply mourned for his noble qualities’.
- He gave the green belt back to Gawain, and said that he did so for him to remember, and for other chivalrous men to know his adventure at the green chapel.
- The western ideal of chivalrous behaviour in warriors, now extensive to all soldiers, continues to be honoured centuries after the disappearance of the armoured knight.
- Oh, so now you're some sort of chivalrous guy again?
- I'll bear no less than my husband, and he is so chivalrous I doubt that I'll bear as much.
- Wow, you really are the most chivalrous gentleman I've ever met.
- Then I'll be the chivalrous husband and let you sleep.
- Myoga stood once more, stepping over to the two where he bowed, taking Epoxie's hand in his and kissing it like a chivalrous gentleman.
- A chivalrous guy who is tall, dark and handsome (yes, the good old TDH) stands tall in his social circle.
- Nathan pulled Melanie's chair out for her and she blushed forgetting how dining with a chivalrous man felt like.
- Common folk also exhibited chivalrous conduct, though in less glamorous ways.
- A chivalrous chap, Randall gives the girl a shoulder to cry on, although Hopkirk feels that his corporeal colleague is being perhaps a little too attentive.
- And you ask why chivalrous men are a dying breed?
- That man worried him; he was too chivalrous for his own good, too careless for his chivalry.
- And chivalrous men become burdened by feelings of guilt and shame when they hear stories of husbands who beat up their wives.
- As for chivalrous men, well, if you really want your man to adhere to the courtly standards of medieval Europe, you'd better be prepared for rotting teeth and rampant body odour.
- Now that I know him and he's my husband, he's so chivalrous.
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