Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to a knight; chivalrous; also used adverbially.

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Usage examples "knightly":

  1. Such a knightly fellow as he always was!" - "Marion's Faith.", Charles King.
  2. The old knightly chivalry was a beautiful thing in its way, and it gave an uplift to an age which would have been frankly brutal without it: yet it had its well- spring in what appeals to us now as being a rather fantastic sentiment." - "The Grafters", Francis Lynde.
  3. He took a knightly pleasure in the chase, and his heart leapt at the sight of a drawn sword. - "The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli", Johann Hottinger.