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The condition of traveling or roving about, especially in search of adventure.
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n, pl -ries
(Historical Terms) the way of life of a knight errant
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(ˈɛr ən tri)

n., pl. -ries.
conduct or performance like that of a knight-errant.
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From those early impressions, the grand enterprise of the great fur companies, and the hazardous errantry of their associates in the wild parts of our vast continent, have always been themes of charmed interest to me; and I have felt anxious to get at the details of their adventurous expeditions among the savage tribes that peopled the depths of the wilderness.
1987) had identified in the early modern transformation of chivalric romance errantry. It has been explored also, variously, by Joan Pong Linton (2007), Valerie Foreman (2008), and others, in studies ranging across the Old World and the New, and across romance and drama, and it seems a pity that Publicover's focus on the Mediterranean did not allow for some connections to be made with that long tradition of existing scholarship.
These two close discussions of "Where Now the Horse and the Rider?" and "Errantry"/"Earendil Was a Mariner" (which Olsen calls "the 'Rivendell' poem") are Olsen at his best.
I am no longer Don Quixote of la Mancha but Alonso Quixano, once called the Good because of my virtuous life." He renounces his knight errantry "by God's mercy," writes his will, receives absolution, and, as the narrator remarks, "gave up the ghost, I mean to say, he died." There seems to be a shift in tone here from the satire and parody of the bulk of the book to a more elegiac vision.
The laughter at 'his delusional knight errantry' (p.
Satima (Toulou Kiki), her husband, Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed), and their daughter, Toya (Layla Walet Mohamed), chose the place because there's still some grass and water left for their herd, but soon they will be forced to resume their errantry on the thousand plateaus of the Sahara.
Instead, he reinterprets the lessons about knight errantry to
In the process of technologizing and industrializing Arthurian England by way of his superior, because practically derived "magic," however, Morgan's "Americanizing" project is met with resistance by the magician, Merlin, who, to the Connecticut Yankee, represents superstition--the outmoded Old World mode of knowledge intrinsic to primitive societies under the aegis of "the Established Church" -and the British knight errantry that relies for it political power over the masses on that Church-authorized superstition.
It enacts in its narrative structure what Glissant has called errantry, "the thought of that which relates." This kind of thinking emerges from a shift away from "compact national entities" and into still uncertain, new forms of creolized identity.