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 Meanings and Examples of KNIGHT
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knight
 n.  a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit
Classic Sentence: (125 in 9 pages)
1  The surly knight remained in attendance.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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2  Win it fairly," said the Prior, "and wear it as ye will; I will trust your giving true response, on your word as a knight and as a churchman.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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3  I say that, on that day, each knight ran three courses, and cast to the ground three antagonists.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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4  Ralph de Vipont, a knight of St John of Jerusalem, who had some ancient possessions at a place called Heather, near Ashby-de-la-Zouche, occupied the fifth pavilion.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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5  Secondly, any knight proposing to combat, might, if he pleased, select a special antagonist from among the challengers, by touching his shield.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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6  The fifth knight alone maintained the honour of his party, and parted fairly with the Knight of St John, both splintering their lances without advantage on either side.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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7  I know no right of chivalry," he said, "more precious or inalienable than that of each free knight to choose his lady-love by his own judgment.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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8  First let us speak of thy master; the knight's matters must go before the squire's, according to the due order of chivalry.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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9  The errant knight, his master, must needs pass us toll-free.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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10  A knight, it was announced, might use a mace or battle-axe at pleasure, but the dagger was a prohibited weapon.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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11  A knight unhorsed might renew the fight on foot with any other on the opposite side in the same predicament; but mounted horsemen were in that case forbidden to assail him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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12  A knight thus overcome was not permitted to take farther share in the combat.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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13  Having announced these precautions, the heralds concluded with an exhortation to each good knight to do his duty, and to merit favour from the Queen of Beauty and of Love.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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14  To the surprise of all present, however, the knight thus preferred was nowhere to be found.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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15  The knight muttered faintly a few words, which were lost in the hollow of his helmet, but their purport seemed to be a desire that his casque might not be removed.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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Example Sentence:
1  The wounded knight refused to yield to his foe.
2  The knight swore he would revenge his father's death.
3  A feudal knight ranking between a knight bachelor and a baron, who was entitled to lead men into battle under his own standard.
4  The captured knight could escape death only if he agreed to forswear Christianity and embrace Islam as the one true faith.
5  He hopes to be made a knight for his work at the Bank of England.
6  Merlin the Magician amazed the knights with his wizardry.
7  Being knighted by the Queen was the crowning glory of his long and successful career.