On his return he found the knight full ready to continue his devoir.
Footnotes 1: Use devoir.
Toward "Addy" Withers was all elegant devotion and gracious gallantry, knight-like in his chivalric and debonair devoir.
DERANGER, oter de son rang, de sa place; detourner de ses habitudes, de son devoir.
p. 304 devoir.
B. Notice various meanings of devoir.
Je pars sans regret avec la conscience d'avoir fait mon devoir.
She would learn every day to know him better in his own home, where all the artificialities of life are stripped from a man, by the concurrent abrasions of family love and domestic devoirs.
Le tailleur considera ce reve comme un avertissement de sa conscience, et il fit voeu, s'il guerissait, de remplir mieux son devoir.
Yes, I have indeed marked the manner in which this knight does his devoir, and he had ere now tasted your bounty but that I have also marked his audacious presumption."
The halls deserted, and with open doors, inviting one to slip in unperceived, and pay a devoir to some Founder, or noble or royal Benefactress (that should have been ours) whose portrait seems to smile upon their over-looked beadsman, and to adopt me for their own.
Thus too, treating of those enormous habiliments, that were not only slashed and gallooned, but artificially swollen out on the broader parts of the body, by introduction of Bran,--our Professor fails not to comment on that luckless Courtier, who having seated himself on a chair with some projecting nail on it, and therefrom rising, to pay his devoir on the entrance of Majesty, instantaneously emitted several pecks of dry wheat-dust: and stood there diminished to a spindle, his galloons and slashes dangling sorrowful and flabby round him.
I go to join the Lion-Heart at Acre, And there, after due homage to my liege, And after patient penance of the church, And after final devoir in the fight, If that my God be gracious, I shall die.
After this visit to His Imperial Majesty, I daily paid my devoirs to the blind prince, the only remaining brother of the Emperor now in Barbary, and who took no part in the disputes of former times; and I then called upon the great officers of state.
Cokes, is it you?--Aguecheek, my dear knight, let me pay my devoir to you.--Master Shallow, your worship's poor servant to command.--Master Silence, I will use few words with you.--Slender, it shall go hard if I edge not you in somewhere.--You six will engross all the poor wit of the company to-day.--I know it, I know it.
D'ordre de son Gouvernement le soussigne Ambassadeur d'Autriche-Hongrie a l'honneur de notifier a Son Excellence Monsieur le Ministre des Affaires Etrangeres de Russie ce qui suit: "Vu l'attitude menacante prise par la Russie dans le conflit entre la Monarchie Austro-Hongroise et la Serbie et en presence du fait qu'en suite de ce conflit la Russie, d'apres une communication du Cabinet de Berlin, a cru devoir ouvrir les hostilites contre l'Allemagne et que celle-ci se trouve par consequent en etat de guerre avec ladite Puissance, l'Autriche-Hongrie se considere egalement en etat de guerre avec la Russie a partir du present moment.
Peu avant l'attaque, le long de leur ligne courut un message repetant, en le modifiant legerement, celui de Nelson a Trafalgar: "'L'Angleterre compte que chaque tank fera aujourd'hui son devoir sacre.
It is almost as frigid as a devoir written under M. Heger's eye.
When brought before Ferrand, he raised his visor, and said, "Is it well, my lord, to make captive an adventurous Knight, for doing his devoir against a personal challenger?"
DEVOIR, m., ce a quoi l'on est oblige; verbe, etre tenu de payer; etre redevable, oblige; avoir l'intention (marque la probabilite).
I was so busy paying my devoirs to Lady Graham; she looked for all the world like a mermaid, as she stood by the bows and christened the vessel.
This is saying that Charlotte Bronte had no means of expression before she wrote devoirs under M. Heger.
It would appear that he was wondering how he could gracefully get away from the princess to pay his devoirs elsewhere.
No, my Erminia, quit this vain devoir, And follow Love that may preserve us all: --Presumptuous Villain, bold Ingratitude-- Hadst thou no other way to pay my favours?
His devoirs were paid to Dictator Jaffier, who confided that he had purchased a gunboat and search-light on behalf of the government.
After breakfast next morning, as I was going up to the Castle to pay my devoirs to the worthy Governor, my attention was arrested by a great riot in the street.
I feel certain Captain Truck will be in good hands, and now I will go and do my devoirs to my own especial charges, the ladies."
They are Gentlemen who do not design to marry, yet, that they may appear to have some Sense of Gallantry, think they must pay their Devoirs to one particular Fair; in order to which they single out from amongst the Herd of Females her to whom they design to make their fruitless Addresses.
An unnatural virtue, where nature only is recognised as a guide, is more likely to be discredited by his theory than recommended by his example, particularly if the state of opinion in France is such as is described in the following passage--a passage which in England few men, whatever they might think, would have the boldness to state as an acknowledged social phenomenon:-- Le monde, dont les jugements sont rarement tout a fait faux, voit une sorte de ridicule a etre vertueux quand on n'y est pas oblige par un devoir professionnel.
He had no inclination for gallant devoir, his eyes and thoughts were full of his late vision in the woods, he wished to reach home and dream; but in a moment he was again beside them, had taken their painter with a bow and an easy sentence, but neither with empressement nor heightened color, and, changing his course, was lending them a portion of the Arrow's swiftness in flight towards the Bawn.
There I learnt that she was still in her chamber, and sleeping, as Mrs. Butterby believed; so I bade the good woman tell her mistress when she awoke that Captain Evans had come to spend the night with me, and he would call to pay her his devoirs the next morning.
Devour; French devoir, duty.
Whatever convictions and opinions he was maturing in this year with the Hardwicks, he kept to himself; but he was supposed to hold some socialistic ideas, and Lydia Sessions, James Hardwick's sister-in-law, made her devoir to these by engaging zealously in semi-charitable enterprises among the mill-girls.
Maine Chance has been paying his devoirs with great impartiality to two young ladies.
ON THE NEW EDITION OF HIS "PLEASURES OF MEMORY" When thy gay book hath paid its proud devoirs, Poetic friend, and fed with luxury The eye of pampered aristocracy In glittering drawing-rooms and gilt boudoirs, O'erlaid with comments of pictorial art, However rich and rare, yet nothing leaving Of healthful action to the soul-conceiving Of the true reader--yet a nobler part Awaits thy work, already classic styled.
In my uncle's estimation, my politics had been always healthy, no doubt; and although he had on more than one occasion hinted, with sarcastic wit, that such a lady's-man must, of his devoir, be a 'gallant champion of the Salic law,' and dropped something rude and ill-natured about my English blood,--still, that was only in his dyspeptic moods; his temper was sure to improve, I fancied, with his political and material digestion.
Under the name of garcons, or compagnons de devoir (this surname was at first specially applied to carpenters and masons, who from a very ancient date formed an important association, which was partly secret, and from which Freemasonry traces its origin) (Fig.
On his first acquaintance with these ladies his design was wholly on Louisa, but meeting a rebuff from her, his vanity rather than his inclinations had made him turn his devoirs to Melanthe, who too easily yielding to his suit, served but to heighten his desires for the other: the extravagant fondness of that unhappy woman rendering her visibly uneasy at even the ordinary civilities she saw him behave with to any other, discovered to him that jealousy was not the least reigning foible of her foul, and the surest means to make her hate that person whom it was not the interest of his passion she should continue to love.
'Whether false or faithful still are you dear to me; and if I am in the least so to you, the treatment you received will be pardoned for the sake of the occasion:--I own that at a place where you might have been as particular as you pleased with me without suspicion, it enraged me to see you waste those precious moments with others which I flattered myself to have solely engrossed;--besides, the character of mademoiselle Sanserre is so well known, that I thought you would have avoided her of all others; yet had she forced herself upon you, sure you might afterwards have come to me, when I had given you so particular a description of the habit I should wear; but instead of making any excuse for a first transgression, you hurry to a second, and pay all your devoirs to another, whom indeed I knew not at that time, but am since informed she is one of the maids of honour to princess Louisa.--I must confess I had not resolution enough to suffer so cruel an injustice, and being too much overcome by my passion to resent it as I ought, I left the place, and desired our friend to do it for me.--I find she somewhat exceeded her commission, but you must forgive her, since it was her love for me:--I am now at her house, where I impatiently expect you--The baron is secure for some hours;--those we may pass together, if you still think there is any thing worth quitting the masquerade for, to be found in the arms of Yours, &c, P.S. If you now fail, no excuse hereafter shall ever plead your pardon.'
Do your devoir, valiantly, for should you chance to be thrown in this course, or slain by misadventure, you have lost your desire.
When thy gay book hath paid its proud devoirs, 100.
M. Peron then continues M. Ronsard's report: "M. Ronsard croit devoir penser, d'apres la conformation generale et la couleur de la partie du continent voisine, qu'elle est d'une nature semblable et volcanique.
C'est pour la patrie... mon devoir... je reviendrai bientot... Courage, ma femme!"
La Russie ayant refuse de faire droit a (n'ayant pas cru devoir repondre a) cette demande et ayant manifeste par ce refus (cette attitude ) que son action etait dirigee contre I'Allemagne, j'ai l'honneur, d'ordre de mon Gouvernement, de faire savoir a Votre Excellence ce qui suit: Sa Majeste l'Empereur Mon Auguste Souverain au nom de l'Empire, relevant le defi se considere en etat de guerre avec la Russie.
La maniere, dont vous m'avez fait les honneurs de votre Observatoire m'a impose aussi l'agreable devoir d'indiquer votre nom a l'empereur de Bresil pour un temoignage de haute estime, dont je suis fort heureux de vous faire part personellement, en vous envoyant les decorations que vous garderez, an moins, comme un souvenir de ma visite a Greenwich.
Mr. Hartley told lord Martin, the next time he came to his house to pay his devoirs to his mistress, that he had altered his mind.
So go and do thy devoirs, and may God defend the right."
can fancy him a precocious, old-fashioned little boy, at his mother's apron-string, whilst Carr, Lord Hervey, was paying his devoirs; we see him gazing with wondering eyes at Pulteney, Earl of Bath, with his blue ribbon across his laced coat; whilst compassionating friends observing the pale-faced boy in that hot-house atmosphere, in which both mind and body were like forced plants, prophesied that 'little Horace' could not possibly live to be a man.
Un expose defigurant les evenements des derniers jours ayant paru dans la presse etrangere, le Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres croit de son devoir de publier l'apercu suivant des pourparlers diplomatiques pendant le temps susvise.