As they reached the door, he allowed her to exit first in his usual chivalrous way.
The chivalrous nature of Ignatius was aroused.
Victor Emmanuel was sincerely anxious to assist Napoleon, for in spite of Nice and Savoy and Mentana he felt a chivalrous desire to help the man who had fought for Italy.
This inevitability alone can explain how the cruel Arakcheev, who tore out a grenadier's mustache with his own hands, whose weak nerves rendered him unable to face danger, and who was neither an educated man nor a courtier, was able to maintain his powerful position with Alexander, whose own character was chivalrous, noble, and gentle.
As a young man Henry had been chivalrous and adventurous, and in politics anxious for good government and justice.