My definition of victimhood is the person who sits and waits for a knight in shining armor … it was always that way for me.
But then Marion (Suge) knight of Death Row Records flew in on a private jet.
I wrote for—oh God—the tiny little papers: knight magazine, a newspaper called New Jewish Times, the SoHo Weekly News.
knight Capital, BATS, and a “flash crash” may make headlines only for a day or two.
One of them—none other than knight Capital—slammed the offer and threatened to sue.
Dame, I grieve to tell you that your knight has been somewhat hurt in his hunting.
The knight looked at him with a face which struck the smile from his lips.
I fancy that more than one knight will get more than he bargains for if he thinks he has me to deal with.
"Keep them in play, Aylward, with ten of your men," the knight continued.
The knight seemed to prefer taking it in the latter acceptation, as he answered mildly, "I have that honor."
Old English cniht "boy, youth; servant, attendant," common West Germanic (cf. Old Frisian kniucht, Dutch knecht, Middle High German kneht "boy, youth, lad," German Knecht "servant, bondman, vassal"), of unknown origin. The plural in Middle English sometimes was knighten. Meaning "military follower of a king or other superior" is from c.1100. Began to be used in a specific military sense in Hundred Years War, and gradually rose in importance until it became a rank in the nobility 16c. The chess piece so called from mid-15c. Knight in shining armor in figurative sense is from 1917, from the man who rescues the damsel in distress in romantic dramas (perhaps especially "Lohengrin"). Knights of Columbus, society of Catholic men, founded 1882 in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.; Knights of Labor, trade union association, founded in Philadelphia, 1869; Knights of Pythias, secret order, founded in Washington, 1864.
"to make a knight of (someone)," early 13c., from knight (n.). Related: Knighted; knighting.