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The moment a candle was lighted there was a general rush upon the owner of it; a struggle and a gallant defence followed, but the candle was soon knocked down or blown out, and then there was a glad clamor of laughter and a new chase.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
The Emperor turned with a smile to one of his followers and made a remark to him, pointing to the gallant Apsherons.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
On the way he came upon a bush, his gallant horse cleared it, and almost before he had righted himself in his saddle he saw that he would immediately overtake the enemy he had selected.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
So she sat down to morning tea, like any other old lady with a high nose, thin cheeks, a ring on her finger and the usual trappings of rather shabby but gallant old age, which included in her case a cross gleaming gold on her breast.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
There was never anything so gallant, so spruce, so brilliant, and so well disposed as the two armies.
Without considering, perhaps, whether there were any consequences to be taken, I felt quite in a glow at this gallant speech.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
As she sat down, her eyes once again encountered those of the gallant beadle; she coloured, and applied herself to the task of making his tea.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Mina was looking tired and pale, but she made a gallant effort to be bright and cheerful, it wrung my heart to think that I had had to keep anything from her and so caused her inquietude.
The busy stage of life, the virtues of heroes, and the actions of men were his theme; and his hope and his dream was to become one among those whose names are recorded in story as the gallant and adventurous benefactors of our species.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
My child, Sherman has twice as many men as Johnston, and he can afford to lose two men for every one of our gallant laddies.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
And although her husband received her with all possible kindness, and without the least reproach, she soon after contrived to steal down again, with all her jewels, to the same gallant, and has not been heard of since.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context