gallantly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gallant +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

gallantly (comparative more gallantly, superlative most gallantly)

  1. In a gallant or gentlemanly manner; with social graces.
    • 1934, Agatha Christie, chapter 7, in Murder on the Orient Express, London: HarperCollins, published 2017, page 124:
      Poirot rose gallantly, bowed her into the seat opposite him.
  2. In a brave or valiant manner.
    • 1934, Agatha Christie, chapter 5, in Murder on the Orient Express, London: HarperCollins, published 2017, page 244:
      [T]he curve of her nostril suggested the figurehead of a ship plunging gallantly into a rough sea.