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knight-errant

[nahyt-er-uh nt] /ˈnaɪtˈɛr ənt/
noun, plural knights-errant.
1.
a wandering knight; a knight who traveled widely in search of adventures, to exhibit military skill, to engage in chivalric deeds, etc.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English
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  • Behind everything else he is the knight-errant of the sacred cause.
  • He is not a knight-errant roaming at will in pursuit of his own ideal of beauty and goodness.
  • He is not a knight-errant, roaming at will in pursuit of his own ideal of beauty or of goodness.

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