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Word: cavalier

Definition: casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight


Sentences Containing 'cavalier'

"The Lawnmower Man" is a short story by Stephen King, first published in the May 1975 issue of "Cavalier", and later collected in King's 1978 collection "Night Shift".
A cavalier, mounted on a large steed, might be about ninety feet high.
After killing her, he put her nude corpse into the trunk of his car, a white Chevy Cavalier, and left it there until dumping it two days later.
After the "Grand Adagio" Prince Siegfried (Pavel Gerdt) did not dance a variation, but the additional cavalier, danced by Alexander Gorsky, did - though a rather short one axccording to contemporary accounts.
And with overpowering compliments her handsome cavalier led her back to the place whence he had taken her, and where Luigi awaited her.
Batten was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Rochester in 1661 for the Cavalier Parliament and held the seat until his death in 1667.
Bernard, Cocker Spaniel, Boxer, English Springer Spaniel, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Labrador Retriever, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Neapolitan Mastiff, Bull Mastiff, Great Dane, Irish Setter, Shiba Inu, Rottweiler, Poodle and particularly Bloodhound.
Bill "Indy" Cavalier joined the group in 1982 and has been contributing an increasing number of illustrations to NASCRAG events ever since.
Both games included elaborate pre-game festivities that featured a fireworks display and the Cavalier mascot rappelling from the rafters.
Cohen replied that the pair were guilty of, amongst other things, "a cavalier disregard for the Islamic Republic's intermittent brutality", were "apologists without a conscience".
Even after the leaving of the Brothers, the dramatic enrolment increase of late the 1980s was maintained, with a student population between 950-975 and the school continued the expansion of its campus under its first lay principal, Mr. Dave Cavalier.
Finally, a grand circle (the "Schlossrondell") with Baroque mansions (the so-called Kavaliershäuschen – cavalier's lodges) was erected under Max Emanuel's son Holy Roman Emperor Charles VII Albert.
For what dread of want or poverty that can reach or harass the student can compare with what the soldier feels, who finds himself beleaguered in some stronghold mounting guard in some ravelin or cavalier, knows that the enemy is pushing a mine towards the post where he is stationed, and cannot under any circumstances retire or fly from the imminent danger that threatens him?
Former Cavalier All-American Steve Garland is serving in his eighth season as head wrestling coach at Virginia.
Funding from benefactor Carl Smith created the foundation for the 280-piece Cavalier Marching Band in 2004, replacing the Virginia Pep Band in its official capacity at athletic events.
Hamilton was assumed to be the head of the anti-union Cavalier Party, perhaps due to his serious claim to the throne of Scotland.
He followed with his eye each movement of Teresa and her cavalier; when their hands touched, he felt as though he should swoon; every pulse beat with violence, and it seemed as though a bell were ringing in his ears.
He trained with the cavalier Francesco Currado and worked along Ludovico Cardi.
He was re-elected MP for Northampton in 1661 for the Cavalier Parliament, and sat until 16 November 1663 when he was raised to the bench as Baron of the Exchequer.
In 1661 King was elected MP for Harwich again in the Cavalier Parliament.
In 1669, Slanning was elected Member of Parliament for Plympton Erle in the Cavalier Parliament.
In 1671 Bampfylde was elected MP for Devon in 1671 in a by-election to the Cavalier Parliament and represented it until 1679.
In 1991, the Cavalier was replaced by the Counselor FE and the Coach RE; the latter marked the beginning of the relationship of Carpenter with Spartan Motors.
In cavalier attendance upon the school of females, you invariably see a male of full grown magnitude, but not old; who, upon any alarm, evinces his gallantry by falling in the rear and covering the flight of his ladies.
In his review in "The New York Times", Vincent Canby wrote, "Cavalier may have created a practically perfect screen equivalent of the novelist's prose style."
In order to share in the "labour" of partnering, it was tradition in the late 19th century Imperial Theatres to have an additional suitor, along with the lead cavalier, partner the "Prima Ballerina" in a ballet's "Grand Adagio".
Jane came from a family of English gentry who claimed descent from the sister of William of Wykeham, and her grandfather, Sir Antony Colley, had been a prominent Cavalier during the English Civil War.
King wrote a short story, "The Fifth Quarter", under the pseudonym John Swithen (the name of a character in the book "Carrie"), that was published in "Cavalier" magazine April 1972.
La Chamade () is a 1968 French romantic drama film written and directed by Alain Cavalier and starring Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, and Roger Van Hool.
Later the same day, he was dismissed from the Cavalier football team.
Luigi slowly relinquished Teresa's arm, which he had held beneath his own, and Teresa, accompanied by her elegant cavalier, took her appointed place with much agitation in the aristocratic quadrille.
More significantly, a faction of them avoided engagements with the Cavalier forces, hoping that reconciliation with King Charles I was still possible.
Packard that year (total production 89,796) comprised the bread-and-butter Clipper line (the 250 series was dropped), Mayfair hardtop coupes and convertibles, and a new entry level long-wheelbase sedan named Cavalier.
Production of the Manta continued well after the equivalent Ascona and Cavalier were replaced by a front-wheel-drive model "Ascona C".
Rejecting any involvement with "Adelia", a lawsuit was then set in place by the theatre for breach of contract. In his counter suit, Verdi claimed damages and, in the document which he prepared called "Defense of Maestro Cavalier Giuseppe Verdi" and in which he gave instructions to his lawyer, he laid what he regarded as the absurdity of some of the requirements.
Sir Aston was a famous Cavalier and Catholic; during the English Civil War he took the Royalist side and in 1642 Charles I elevated him to Baronet.
Sounding Mr. Cruncher, and finding him of her opinion, Miss Pross resorted to the Good Republican Brutus of Antiquity, attended by her cavalier.
The Cavalier mascot is a historical reference to the time when the Commonwealth of Virginia earned its nickname, the "Old Dominion."
The Corsair transit-style school bus, in production since the 1960s, was retired and replaced with the Cavalier.
The first to fall was the Goletta, until then reckoned impregnable, and it fell, not by any fault of its defenders, who did all that they could and should have done, but because experiment proved how easily entrenchments could be made in the desert sand there; for water used to be found at two palms depth, while the Turks found none at two yards; and so by means of a quantity of sandbags they raised their works so high that they commanded the walls of the fort, sweeping them as if from a cavalier, so that no one was able to make a stand or maintain the defence.
The Manta had more "sporty" styling, including a droop-snoot nose not seen on the Ascona, which was similar to the UK equivalent of the Ascona the Cavalier Mk1.
The school mascot is the cavalier and the school's colors are blue and orange.
The Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1 Sportshatch and Coupe did not continue past 1981.
The Vauxhall equivalent of the Manta was the Cavalier Mk1 Sportshatch and Cavalier Mk1 Coupe.
This shape was also not unique, being available on the Vauxhall Cavalier Sports Hatch variant.
Up till 1981 Vauxhall models were sold in continental Europe alongside Opel in 11 countries, resulting in the Vauxhall Cavalier Mk1 Sportshatch and Coupe as well as the saloon equivalent of the Ascona B competing against each other.
Vauxhall, from 1978 until 1979, offered the Cavalier Coupe in convertible format called the Centaur.
When the estates of his uncle, Sir Henry Slingsby, the unfortunate cavalier who suffered for his devotion to the royal cause, were sequestered, they were bought in for his family by Mr. Stapylton and Slingsby Bethel; the letters which passed between them on this matter are printed in the "Diary of Sir Henry Slingsby" (1836), pp. 344–54, 411.
``Nay, I flatter myself that there can be no doubt of it,''replied the cavalier in the cloak.
``Well,''cried he, with that benevolent politeness which distinguished his salutation from the common civilities of the world,``my cavalier has attained his object.

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