Gallant – meaning of the word and examples

Brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous: (Dictionary.com)

Exceptionally polite and attentive to women; courtly. (Dictionary.com)

In polite and kind way towards women, especially when in public. (Cambridge Dictionary)

In a brave or heroic manner. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Examples

The gallant behaviour of Sir Sydney [Sidney] Smith at the Siege of Acre.

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/109772.html

Gallant behaviour of an English Sailor in offering a sword to an unarmed Spaniard to defend himself.

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/109505.html

Malcolm Turnbull praises Tony Abbott’s ‘generous and gallant’ behaviour after spill. 

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/malcolm-turnbull-praises-tony-abbotts-generous-and-gallant-behaviour-after-spill-20151013-gk7suu.html

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