cavalier

Part of speech: adverb

CAVALIERLY.

Part of speech: adjective

Free and easy; offhand; haughty.

Part of speech: noun

A royalist opponent of the English Puritans.

Part of speech: noun

A horseman; knight; lover; escort.

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Usage examples "cavalier":

  1. " Yes," he replied, " I do not want to miss the opportunity of being the cavalier of the most beautiful woman of the day." - "Bohemians of the Latin Quarter", Henry Murger.
  2. Sounding Mr. Cruncher, and finding him of her opinion, Miss Pross resorted to the Good Republican Brutus of Antiquity, attended by her cavalier. - "A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution", Charles Dickens.
  3. " I saw a large boat about half an hour ago," answered the boy, terrified by the rough voice and imperious bearing of the cavalier. - "Rienzi", Edward Bulwer Lytton.