Gallantry

Gallantry noun \ˈga-lən-trē\

a :  an act of marked courtesy

b :  courteous attention to a lady

“And yet,” said he, with the gallantry of a young politician. “for all their worries, what would we do without the ladies?”

A Jury of Her Peers page 265

Initially I was thinking of gallant where it it means brave. This made no sense to me “…a gallantry of a young politician…” Young politicians are rather foolish as opposed to brave. The other definition of gallantry made much more sense in this case.

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