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(RQ:Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet)
- Captain Edward Carlisle(..)felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze,(nb..); he could not tell what this prisoner might do. He cursed the fate which had assigned such a duty, cursed especially that fate which forced a gallant soldier to meet so superb a woman as this under handicap so hard.
Showy; splendid; magnificent; gay; well-dressed.
- This town is built in a very gallant place.
Polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women; chivalrous.
(quote-book)| title=(w)| volume=II| section=chapter 17| passage=I admire all that quaint, old-fashioned politeness; it is much more to my taste than modern ease; modern ease often disgusts me. But this good old Mr. Woodhouse, I wish you had heard his gallant speeches to me at dinner. Oh! I assure you I began to think my caro sposo would be absolutely jealous.
A fashionable young man who is polite and attentive to women.
- PROSPERO: (..) this gallant which thou see'st / Was in the wrack; and but he's something stain'd / with grief,—that beauty's canker,—thou mightst call him / A goodly person (..)
1749, (w), ''The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling''
- (..) they were discovered in a very improper manner by the husband of the gypsy, who, from jealousy it seems, had kept a watchful eye over his wife, and had dogged her to the place, where he found her in the arms of her gallant.
1819, (w), ''Otho the Great'', Act III, Scene II, verses 140–143
- The ignominy of that whisper’d tale / About a midnight gallant, seen to climb / A window to her chamber neighbour’d near, / I will from her turn off, (..)
To attend or wait on (a lady).