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Gallant in a Sentence

Examples of gallant in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of gallant, followed by 34 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(adjective) - lively and spirited

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EXAMPLES - Gallant in a Sentence

  1. It was a gallant gesture, but his muscles trembled with the effort. (source)
  2. I don't like the tag of gallant losers but it was a magnificent effort. (source)
  3. "Now, that's what may be called a gallant exertion of free will," said Dwining. (source)
  4. {314} Again, you have recalled the gallant men of old, and you do well to do so. (source)
  5. What good had it done, this fine brave stand, this gesture which everyone called gallant? (source)
  6. "She didn't tell you to go that way," Max pointed out, in gallant defense of the demoiselle. (source)
  7. In the rear of the earls Mar and Badenoch came all the chieftains of the country, in gallant array. (source)
  8. His response veered decidedly toward the respectful, even gallant, that is, not calling out the woman for her behavior. (source)
  9. Stevens, then of the Ninth Cavalry, now of the Second Cavalry, was with you, and I am sure he recalls your gallant conduct. (source)
  10. "I cannot think of another leader, at least not in our time, whose campaign was described as gallant," the Prime Minister said. (source)
  11. He also had "legendary success with women (all of it gallant and consensual, unlike that of some other masters of the platform)." (source)
  12. "Contact" has a kind of gallant panache, as if it's trying to restore the primacy of the American musical through pure dance energy. (source)
  13. Then, before the smoke has had time to clear off, up comes the Bagstones in gallant form; whereupon the dahabeeyahs blaze away again as before. (source)
  14. And it is for this constancy, which no vulgar soul of them can understand, that Rupert and his class have dubbed the gallant gentleman a madman. (source)
  15. The dictionary makers derive the word gallant from all sorts of roots in divers languages, meaning gay, brave, festive, proud, lascivious, and so on. (source)
  16. Of course, I could not refuse his lordship, especially as he was in the very act of complimenting me for what he was pleased to call my gallant conduct. (source)
  17. The entertainment for which I was prepared was such as virtue would not disapprove, and my gallant was a man of fortune, fashion, and for ought I knew, of unblemished character. (source)
  18. Moreover, if the dog has any delicacy, he will naturally dislike to be known as the gallant of that gay city where he shone so successfully, and will disguise himself as well as he is able. (source)
  19. I need not explain what kind of gallant a boy of eleven must be to a girl of two and twenty; the artful hussies know how to set these puppets up in front, to conceal more serious engagements. (source)
  20. It is a very different case from the similar instance in the city, where the gallant is a comparative stranger, who may or may not be reliable, and where a conventional world is coldly looking on. (source)
  21. The dogged Woody comes to the rescue, but before all is resolved there are chases and cliff-hanging escapes, and Buzz is first reprogrammed as a militarist and then as a dashing, Spanish-speaking gallant. (source)
  22. Such a tincture of corruption will always remain the mind of what you are pleased to term a gallant man, to whom I should give the less polite appellation of vicious, that I could not be happy in his society. (source)
  23. He goes on from splendor to splendor, makes peculiarly his own the title "gallant," and on a March day in '63, shouting "Forward!" and smiling at troopers in a charge, he falls from his horse with a fatal wound. (source)
  24. "But you have been chosen, Major, " Wigram's pale eyes looked at Sharpe, -not because of your lowly rank, as Colonel Elphinstone believes, but because you are known as a gallant officer unafraid of bold decisions. (source)
  25. Twice I was commended for what were called gallant actions, such as bringing a wounded comrade out of danger under a warm fire, mostly of assegais, and penetrating by night, almost alone, into the stronghold of a chieftain, and shooting him. (source)
  26. Mademoiselle Sophie appeared to be highly interested, and kept looking at me while her brother was speaking, and, although she did not join in the praises her mother lavished upon me for what she called my gallant conduct, evidently regarded me as a hero. (source)
  27. The Oxford English Dictionary has two primary definitions of "bully" above the one we normally consider as bullying in common parlance: "A blustering 'gallant'; a bravo, hector, or 'swash-buckler'; now, esp. a tyrannical coward who makes himself a terror to the weak." (source)
  28. The fighting qualities of the despised 'niggers' (as South Carolina chivalry terms the gallant fellows who followed Colonel Shaw to the deadly breach of Wagner, reckless of all things save the stars and stripes they fought under) have been tested on many battle fields. (source)
  29. It was not the bull, it was a young Prince such as our pretty Princess, who was not without her day-dreams, like other young girls, had sometimes pictured to herself as coming on a splendid horse, with his followers around him in gallant attire, to ask her of her parents. (source)
  30. The spokesman said: "A former comrade [Martin McGuinness] has come full circle and with a knight of the British realm [Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde] at his shoulder he has labelled our gallant volunteers as traitors to justify his Redmondite (source)
  31. "There's something so ephemeral about the concept of an event which is not recorded, which is shared and then left, which exists only in memory," says the gallant David Staller, Founder of the Gingold Theatrical Group and Project Shaw, which began in January 2006 out of a reaction to the George W. Bush administration. (source)
  32. In the West, I heard almost no word of the war -- inter-collegiate sports were far more interesting and important, the only sympathy for Canada was pity for her loss in gallant sons and in treasure-the United States had no reason to enter the war, for no gun yet invented could carry a shell from the sea to the Mississippi. (source)
  33. But now attendance in the big top is sparse and my wife and I had Shaboo, with its intimate 52 seats, all to ourselves, literally, except for a gallant staff of young women attendants, who helped us get the hang of pushing foie gras and other luxury oddments around in broth simmering over cool magnetic induction burners integrated into our table. (source)
  34. Now, knowing not that an innocent scholar was there, these jokers, who had drowned their sense of shame in the wine-cups, said things to make the figures on the mantel shake, the walls and the ceilings blush; and the duke surpassed them all, saying, that the lady who was in bed in the next room awaiting a gallant should be the empress of these warm imaginations, because she practised them every night. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 34 example sentences provided below is 55.0, which suggests that "gallant" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.


We have 36 synonyms for gallant.

attentive, bold, considerate, courageous, courteous, courtly, daring, dashing, dauntless, dignified, doughty, fearless, fire-eating, game, glorious, gracious, grand, gritty, hairy, heroic, honorable, intrepid, lionhearted, lofty, magnanimous, noble, plucky, polite, quixotic, stately, stouthearted, suave, thoughtful, urbane, valiant, valorous


We have 10 antonyms for gallant.

afraid, cowardly, fearful, meek, shy, timid, ungentlemanly, unmannerly, unrefined, unwilling


Pronunciation: (gălˈənt)

Syllabification: gal-lant


View up to 25 definitions of gallant from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (adjective) Smartly or boldly stylish; dashing: a gallant feathered hat; cut a gallant figure at the coronation.
  2. (adjective) Unflinching in battle or action; valiant: put up a gallant resistance to the attackers.
  3. (adjective) Nobly or selflessly resolute: made a gallant attempt to save his friend's reputation.
  4. (adjective) Stately; majestic.
  5. (adjective) Courteously attentive especially to women; chivalrous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (adjective) Brave, valiant.
  2. (adjective) Honorable.
  3. (adjective) Grand, noble.
  4. (adjective) Very polite with women.
  5. (noun) Fashionable young man, who is polite and attentive to women.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (adjective) Showy; splendid; magnificent; gay; well-dressed.
  2. (adjective) Noble in bearing or spirit; brave; high-spirited; courageous; heroic; magnanimous
  3. (adjective) Polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women; chivalrous.
  4. (noun) A man of mettle or spirit; a gay, fashionable man; a young blood.
  5. (noun) One fond of paying attention to ladies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) Gay; fine; splendid; magnificent; showy as regards dress, ornamentation, or any external decorative effect.
  2. (None) Brave; high-spirited; heroic: as, a gallant officer.
  3. (None) Honorable; magnanimous; chivalrous; noble: as, a gallant antagonist.
  4. (None) (Also ga-lant′ .) In later use, courtly; polite; attentive to women; inclined to courtship; in a bad sense, amorous; erotic.
  5. (None) Synonyms Magnificent, brilliant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (adjective) lively and spirited
  2. (adjective) unflinching in battle or action
  3. (noun) a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
  4. (adjective) having or displaying great dignity or nobility
  5. (adjective) being attentive to women like an ideal knight