Phrases with "gallantly"

Walter Scott But courage, my mates! Our gracious master has reserved for us one noble cast of our office, and it must be gallantly executed, as by men who would live in history. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

The vessel which you freighted with every hope of your heart has gone down, and you are angry at the very sight of those other ships riding so gallantly before the breeze. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

He was a young man with a thin black moustache twisted gallantly to two little points. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

For the world never learnsjust as we did,   They gallantly go to their fate, Unheeded all warnings, unheeded   The maxims of elders sedate. The Man from Snowy River and other verses by A. B. Paterson

Clifford gallantly kissed the little glove and then shook hands with Gethryn. “How is it on the floor?” asked the latter, as Elliott and Rowden came forward to the edge of the box. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Henry James The great point in his face was that it was intensely alive — frankly, ardently, gallantly alive. The American by Henry James [1877]

So they walked through the street as if they were taking a quiet stroll, he gallantly bearing the leather bag. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

I was overwhelmed with horror at the merciless destruction of brave comrades, whose wounds, so gallantly received, should have been enough to inspire pity even in a heart of stone. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

D. H. Lawrence Pancrazio would be gallantly heating milk for her, at the end of a long stick. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells She believed so gallantly and beautifully, she was so perfectly, unaffectedly and certainly prepared to be a brave and noble person—if only life would let her. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Sinclair Lewis The fraternities opposing Romanism. The societies which gallantly wanted to make it a crime to take the name of the Lord in vain or to use the nine Saxon physiological monosyllables. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Anatole France As for the Dragoons, they were to be recognized by a kind of fur bonnet, of which the tail fell gallantly over the ear. The Seven Wives of Bluebeard by Anatole France [1920]

He gallantly placed the pots, one on the right, the other on the left of Gervaise’s glass; then bending over and kissing her, he said: “I had forgotten you, my lamb. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

But d’Artagnan, whose ideas had taken quite another course, forgot himself like a fool, and answered gallantly that it was too late to think about duels and sword thrusts. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

James Joyce Mr. Browne was advancing from the door, gallantly escorting Aunt Julia, who leaned upon his arm, smiling and hanging her head. Dubliners by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope Phineas knew nothing of these brooks; but Bonebreaker had gone gallantly over two, and now that there came a third in the way, it was to be hoped that he might go gallantly over that also. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Victor Hugo All Josiana’s instincts impelled her to yield herself gallantly rather than to give herself legally. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

John Galsworthy A murmur greeted the words — approval, surprise, deprecation, admiration? It had been gallantly done. The White Monkey by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence When they had had tea, quietly and gallantly tête-à-tête in his drawing-room, he asked her if she would like to see the other rooms of the house. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

It is related of Bismark, who had been awarded a medal for gallantly rescuing a drowning person, that, being asked the meaning of the medal, he replied: “I save lives sometimes. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Radclyffe Hall Admiral Bourne had been dead for fifteen years, and Glory Point had fallen into decay; it stood empty and neglected, a prey to the winds and waves that it had once so gallantly defied. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Mr. Edmonstone gallantly asked Mary if he was too old a partner, and was soon dancing with the step and spring that had once made him the best dancer in the county. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Andrew Lang Prince Vivien attacked it gallantly and a fierce combat ensued, which, however, ended before long in the Prince’s dealing his adversary a terrific blow which felled him to the earth. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

What risks we had run and how gallantly we had met them! My heart warmed as I thought of that old division of mine, those ragged veterans that were never beaten as long as breath was left them. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

William Makepeace Thackeray She has struggled so gallantly for polite reputation that she has won it: pitilessly kicking down the ladder as she advanced degree by degree. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Sir Walter Scott That which must come, will come; and we shall stride gallantly over many a field of victory, ere we reach yon fatal slaughter-place, or tread yon sable scaffolds. A Legend of Montrose by Sir Walter Scott [1819]

H. G. Wells Lewisham was glad he had the moral support of Smithers. “It’s an evening wasted,” said Smithers, who had gallantly resolved to make the running for Lewisham in the contest for the Forbes medal. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Walter Scott Now he laid his open palm on his bosom, and now hinging it abroad, he gallantly snapped his fingers in the air. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

George Meredith Aminta did not follow her; and she was extricated gallantly by the gentlemen in turn. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Charles Dickens He gallantly kissed my hand, made a neat little speech of acknowledgment, and took his leave. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

Sweeting alone received the posy like a smart, sensible little man, as he was; putting it gallantly and nattily into his button-hole. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Olaf Stapledon But the spirit of Man does not greatly rejoice; for though one disaster has been gallantly prevented, another is in the offing. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Caroline Lamb At the given signal, hundreds, nay, thousands, in every part of the kingdom, shall rush at once to arms, and fight gallantly for the rights of man. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Anthony Trollope He did become weary of it, but strove gallantly to hide his weariness from his father and mother. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Sir Walter Scott The heralds have tried to explain this undeniable fact in different modes — but Ferne gallantly contends, that a prince of Godfrey’s qualities should not be bound by the ordinary rules. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Henry James I’ll come in at five,” Nick returned, gallantly jocular, while she was whirled away. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

After all, it was a great deal to be a son of a man who could so gallantly hold the position of a cynosure for three generations. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Anthony Trollope Charette was at his post, and entered the town gallantly over the Pont Rousseau, but we were unable to be there at the appointed time. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis How gallantly the train dashed toward the robbers, to the spirit-stirring roll of the snare-drum. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton What have you done with it? Why did you take it away?” Pauline coloured, but a smile of conciliation rode gallantly over her blush. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Louisa May Alcott Her stealthy paws tread the very hall Where Snowball used to play, But she only spits at the dogs our pet So gallantly drove away. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

William Makepeace Thackeray The Contrebanque of Noirbourg gallantly opened its campaign. The Kickleburys on the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1851]

Virginia Woolf All this she saw as one sees a landscape in a flash of lightning — and Sally (never had she admired her so much!) gallantly taking her way unvanquished. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Henry James The Etablissement in short melted away, and it was little wonder that a lady who from the moment of her arrival had been so gallantly in the breach should confess herself it last done up. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Virginia Woolf Old Patrick had come ambling up, had given his arm gallantly to the widow of the Governor-General, and they were proceeding with a curious air of antiquated ceremony down the stairs. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Relying upon these assurances, the small parties of militia and yeomanry then in Wexford gallantly threw themselves upon the most trying services in advance. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Wilkie Collins Compose yourself, dear madam, and rely on the protection of a Frenchman who is devoted to you!” He gallantly emphasized his last words by raising the hand of the English lady to his lips. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Wilkie Collins Zack, having thrown away the end of his cigar, gallantly advanced and offered her his arm. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

As the former, in smiling approval of her appearance, took her coat from her, the latter gallantly raised her hand to his lips. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Ahead of me inarched the sardonic, gallantly grotesque figure of true Tomas, his sword point up, his motions always jaunty. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

He bore up gallantly under my jesting, but I knew very well by his manner that he had not forgiven me my banter about the ‘charming daughter’. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

George Gissing Alma was Alma still, and could he but have reconciled himself to the thought of her playing in public, she would have been yet the wife he chose, frankly self-willed, gallantly independent. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Henry Lawson The young man saw the cow coming first, and he gallantly struck a bee-line for the fence, leaving the girl to manage for herself. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Sir Walter Scott Gurth, gallantly apparelled, attended as esquire upon his young master whom he had served so faithfully, and the magnanimous Wamba, decorated with a new cap and a most gorgeous set of silver bells. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

You are not afraid, are you?” “Not of you, my gipsy queen,” gallantly answered Tod, resigning his palm to her. Bursting-up by Ellen Wood [1871]

Sinclair Lewis The trumpets blew, the M.M.‘s gallantly marched off nowhere in particular, and Doremus went home, feeling much better after his laugh. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Richard Burton Guessing the cause of our distress, he sent two sailors overboard with a cable; they swam gallantly up to us; and in a few minutes we were safely moored to the stern of our useful neighbour. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

How gallantly he walked by the lady’s side! Upon each other this lord and lady gazed with kindling eyes. The Nibelungenlied by translated by Daniel B. Shumway

It was a gallantly written work, but it convinced no one who was not convinced already. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

Sinclair Lewis As they wavered in to face the butler and the footman, standing like the Sphinx and the largest pyramid, Hayden noted how gallantly Lundsgard smiled at Olivia, and how sharply he sized her up. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

James Joyce Needless to say poor Tommy was not slow to voice his dismay but luckily the gentleman in black who was sitting there by himself came gallantly to the rescue and intercepted the ball. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Anthony Trollope And the men who are not individually prominent in danger, who stand their ground shoulder to shoulder, bear themselves gallantly also, each trusting in the combined strength of his comrades. North America by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott I kept my senses thegither, whilk has been thought wonderful by all that ever saw the place; and I helped myself with my hands as gallantly as I could, and to the bottom I came. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

Henry Fielding They now sat down, and the doctor very gallantly desired Amelia to call for what she liked. Amelia by Henry Fielding

Arthur Conan Doyle Rather would I fancy that a glow of admiration filled their breasts, and that their one desire was to embrace the stranger who had carried himself so gallantly and well. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Anthony Trollope She had resolved gallantly that she would be true to her own heart, even though by such truth she should be preparing for herself a life of disappointment. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle But they were gallantly rallied by their old chief and came on with such a rush that the ape-men began in turn to give way. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Charles Dickens An English fleet of forty ships, some good and some bad, gallantly met them near the mouth of the Thames, and took or sunk sixty-five in one fight. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Charley Palliser gallantly offered to see us home. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

D. H. Lawrence And Mr. French gallantly and properly rose to accompany her, to see her safe on board. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Having taken possession of the ladder, he stepped on it, and then gallantly offered his hand to his fair antagonist. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope He had borne himself very gallantly during that week, having in all his intercourse with his attorney, spoken without a quaver in his voice, and without a flaw in the perspicuity of his intelligence. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Then as the wedding party on arriving at the Place Vendome looked up at the column, Monsieur Madinier gallantly offered to treat the ladies to a view from the top. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Henry James She was giving him a chance to do gallantly what it seemed unworthy of both of them he should do meanly. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

Anthony Trollope Johnny Eames ran on gallantly to the peer’s assistance, as he would have run to that of any peasant in the land. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Where is the aeroplane?” The nihilist bowed gallantly to her contemptuous tone. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

But he was as game as a buffalo, and started in gallantly till his arms gave out and he fairly stuck. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Laurence Sterne It was Sunday; and when La Fleur came in, in the morning, with my coffee and roll and butter, he had got himself so gallantly array’d, I scarce knew him. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne

Anthony Trollope He took Alison in hand, and worked his way gallantly through a couple of volumes. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope And we consider,—if the cause have been good,—that the blood spilt on battle-fields has been well spilt, and that the lives gallantly rendered there have been well rendered. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

Arthur Conan Doyle Adieu, gentlemen!—au revoir, monsieur!” And the young fellow turned on his heel, and swaggered gallantly out of the room, leaving his money behind him. The Tragedians by Arthur Conan Doyle

Benjamin Disraeli It was a bold enterprise gallantly achieved. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

Anthony Trollope He had, however, over his shoulder an old bawdrick, from which usually hung a huge sabre, with which he gallantly performed the duties of his present profession. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

I can attest the truth of his soldierly praise: I saw the occurrence that he relates and regret that I am unable to recall even the name of the regiment whose colors were so gallantly saved. The Crime at Pickett’s Mill by Ambrose Bierce

Guy de Maupassant When the play was over, he gallantly kissed her hand, and said: “It only remains for me to thank you for this delightful day. An Adventure in Paris (Une Aventure Parisienne) by Guy de Maupassant [1881]

Olaf Stapledon Mattered? Why ‘mattered’? For a moment an abyss of emptiness opened before him, but he gallantly leapt it. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Leslie Stephen Reynolds gallantly took up the opposite side, and produced the one recorded instance of a Johnsonian blush. Samuel Johnson by Leslie Stephen [1878]

F. Scott Fitzgerald A man’s different — and I suppose that’s why one of the commonest characters of romance is a man going gallantly to the devil. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Sinclair Lewis Diantha bore up gallantly and explained to everybody who was interested, “Probably it’s just as well she’s not coming. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

A fair wind and a bright blue sea, cool and refreshing breezes, the waves sparkling, and the ship going gallantly over the waters. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

She had come across a paddle, and was holding her child tight with her left arm, and paddling gallantly with her right. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Andrew Lang The world, since their day, has but followed in the same round, which only seems new: has only made the same experiments, and failed with the same failure, but less gallantly and less gloriously. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang