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Gallant, adj. (superl. “--est,” Tit. I, 317) 1) high-spirited, chivalrous: Pilgr. 216. LLL V, 1, 128. LLL V, 1, 128 As I, 2, 242. All's III, 5, 81. IV, 3, 117. IV, 3, 117 John V, 2, 148. H4A I, 1, 52. III, 2, 140. IV, 4, 26. V, 3, 20. H4B III, 2, 68. H5 III, 5, 25. III, 6, 17. III, 6, 17 III, 7, 102. IV, 2, 15. IV, 7, 11. IV, 8, 89. H6C V, 1, 40. Troil. I, 2, 40. Troil. I, 2, 40 I, 3, 321. III, 3, 161. IV, 5, 183. Tit. IV, 2, 164. Rom. III, 1, 122. III, 5, 114.
2) splendid, fine, noble, beautiful: “our royal, good and g. ship,” Tp. V, 237. “a g. lady,” LLL II, 196; cf. H8 III, 2, 49; Tit. I, 317; 400; Cymb. III, 4, 65; Per. V, 1, 66. “such g. chiding,” Mids. IV, 1, 120. “a g. curtle-axe upon my thigh,” As I, 3, 119. “it is a g. child,” Wint. I, 1, 42. “this g. head of war,” John V, 2, 113. “a g. prize,” H4A I, 1, 75. “make g. show,” Caes. IV, 2, 24. V, 1, 13.
Adverbially: “a lover that kills himself most g. for love,” Mids. I, 2, 25 (Quince's speech).
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