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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Billed by its publisher as 'the original Game of Thrones', this colourful volume reproduces gold- and silver-heightened illustrations from a manuscript of 1512-15 --an allegorical epic about a knight errant commissioned by Maximilian I.
A part in the Knight Errant series called for him to sing.
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.
Just as the drab, utilitarian windmills of La Mancha become giants in the mind of Alonso Quijano, the somewhat down-at-the-heels country gentleman who has assumed the guise of Don Quixote, doughty knight errant; even so La Mancha becomes in the mind of the young William Dean Howells and countless others a magical landscape where the reader eagerly anticipates the next misadventure of our benighted knight.
As a knight errant, he passed through the Forest of Broceliande and came to an open plain upon which not more than half a Welsh league away, he saw a wooden tower with a deep, wide moat.
tangos and I was running late past the living statues--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.

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