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Chivalry – Very polite behaviour shown by a man towards a woman

(Pronounced shiv-uhl-ree)

To remember the definition of the word chivalry, use the following mnemonic:

The shivering cavalry (chivalry) man showed such polite behaviour in lending the lady his coat. 

The shivering cavalry (chivalry) man was so honourable and kind to the lend the lady his coat. 


Examples of chivalry in a sentence

Thomas was admired for his chivalry, not just his good looks.

The princess was impressed by the knight’s chivalry and cheered for him during the jousting match.

Mary didn't need his false chivalry, she was perfectly capable of opening a door herself.

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