knight errant


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knight errant

n, pl knights errant
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (esp in medieval romance) a knight who wanders in search of deeds of courage, chivalry, etc
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After the prologue, the first question in the book is Don Quixote's very first utterance and, at the same time, the first creation of his fancy: having prepared to embark on an adventure as a knight errant, he creates the image of "a lady to love" as part of his first imaginary feat:
After following Don Quixote in his adventures and misadventures (which often touch on death, including suicide), Sancho Panza, that advocate of common sense and material reality, becomes a convert to his master's role as a knight errant and to his vision, as do the novel's readers.
The rustic, presumably illiterate goatherds understand Don Quixote's implicit praise of mythical "pastoral" life as little as they do his prior encomium of the adventurous life of the knight errant.
The film is based on the Arthurian Legend of Camelot starring Sir Sean Connery who played King Arthur and Hollywood heart throb, Richard Gere who played knight errant, Lancelot.
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Career: After leaving the army he turned to acting, with roles in Skyport, Knight Errant Limited and The Bulldog Breed, which also starred his future on-screen love rival Johnny Briggs.
He has redefi thriller for the 2 but without cha most important Reacher is a kni every bit as muc Raymond Chand He has redefined the thriller for the 21st century, but without changing the most important rule - and Reacher is a knight errant every bit as much as Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe was.
Three horses have won both of the festival's big prizes, but only two - Blancona in 1926 and Knight Errant in 1958 - have won the Galway Hurdle a year after landing the Plate.
A Knight on Long Island" is a novel from Tom Humphrey, as he twists Twain's classic to place the knight errant, the wandering knight of romance in a land filled with villains.
If you act as your department's budgetary knight errant, when you leave government service the interests who benefited from the funds you acquired will remember you.
Peter chooses the latter, and together with Sir Tode, a knight errant who has been turned into a combination horse/cat by a grumpy witch, sets out on an unforgettable adventure.
But when the knight errant is animated in "Don Quixote, or Fantasies of a Madman," the brisk adaptation of Boris Eifman's Ballet Theatre of Saint Petersburg, staged Thursday night at Baalbek's "Courtyard of the Two Temples," you'll find reason to reconsider.

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