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Definition of Gallantry


  1. Splendor of appearance; ostentatious finery.
  2. Bravery; intrepidity; as, the troops behaved with great gallantry.
  3. Civility or polite attention to ladies; in a bad sense, attention or courtesy designed to win criminal favors from a female; freedom of principle or practice with respect to female virtue; intrigue.
  4. Gallant persons, collectively.

Gallantry Quotations

A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
Tennessee Williams

Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.
Noel Coward

Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion.

Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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Gallantry Translations

gallantry in German is Edelmut
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