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Word: errant

Definition: wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant


Sentences Containing 'errant'

A plague on all the knights-errant in the world, if they be all ungrateful!
A safety net was installed at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood to catch errant pieces of plaster falling from the ceiling.
All I say is, that if my master would take my advice, we would be now afield, redressing outrages and righting wrongs, as is the use and custom of good knights-errant."
All these knights, and many more that I could name, senor curate, were knights-errant, the light and glory of chivalry.
And if it were not for this, knights-errant would not be able to give aid to one another in peril, as they do at every turn.
And yet he esteemed himself fortunate, as it seemed to him that this was a regular knight-errant's mishap, and entirely, he considered, the fault of his horse.
Answer without hesitation; tell these gentlemen what took place, that they may see that it is as great an advantage as I say to have knights-errant abroad."
Bob Anderson's next pitch was errant, evading catcher Sammy Taylor and rolling all the way to the backstop.
Both "wicked" and "errant" societies have understood the true human end, but they have failed to follow it.
But God will have regard for his people, and will provide some one, who, if not so valiant as the knights-errant of yore, at least will not be inferior to them in spirit; but God knows what I mean, and I say no more."
But Heaven's will be done; if I succeed in my attempt I shall be all the more honoured, as I have faced greater dangers than the knights-errant of yore exposed themselves to."
But I may tell you this much by the way, that there is nothing in the world more delightful than to be a person of consideration, squire to a knight-errant, and a seeker of adventures.
But now sloth triumphs over energy, indolence over exertion, vice over virtue, arrogance over courage, and theory over practice in arms, which flourished and shone only in the golden ages and in knights-errant.
But the ironclad developed mechanical problems when a errant chain from the nearby CSS "Richmond" became entangled in her propeller, and she could no longer participate in the battle.
Cabrera scrambled after an errant tee shot and a recovery shot that ricocheted off a tree, fortuitously into the fairway.
Cryptozoologist Bernard Heuvelmans believed the report was based on the discovery of an errant walrus.
Devil take you for a knight-errant, what a lot of things you know!
Done well, this procedure can target the exact regions of the errant pain triggers and disable them with minimal numbness.
For his name, his appearance, and your describing him as a knight-errant have completely puzzled my mother and me."
For I would have you know, Sir Errant, that in these little villages everything is talked about and everything is carped at, and rest assured, as I am, that the priest must be over and above good who forces his parishioners to speak well of him, especially in villages."
For my part, I confess I must complain however small the ache may be; unless this rule about not complaining extends to the squires of knights-errant also."
For some , "error...is the essence of 'gaming the system,' in which a gap in protocol allows for errant practices that lead to unintended results."
For to deprive a knight-errant of his lady is to deprive him of the eyes he sees with, of the sun that gives him light, of the food whereby he lives.
He asked if he had any money with him, to which Don Quixote replied that he had not a farthing, as in the histories of knights-errant he had never read of any of them carrying any.
However, before leaving he said, "For the love of God, sir knight-errant, if you ever meet me again, though you may see them cutting me to pieces, give me no aid or succour, but leave me to my misfortune, which will not be so great but that a greater will come to me by being helped by your worship, on whom and all the knights-errant that have ever been born God send his curse."
I do not mean to say, nor does it enter into my thoughts, that the knight-errant's calling is as good as that of the monk in his cell; I would merely infer from what I endure myself that it is beyond a doubt a more laborious and a more belaboured one, a hungrier and thirstier, a wretcheder, raggeder, and lousier; for there is no reason to doubt that the knights-errant of yore endured much hardship in the course of their lives.
I vow" (and here he looked to heaven and ground his teeth) "I have a mind to play the mischief with thee, in a way that will teach sense for the future to all lying squires of knights-errant in the world."
I want to teach you how to treat asses and animals that serve the squires of knights-errant for steeds."
If, however, it were the fact that such a history were in existence, it must necessarily, being the story of a knight-errant, be grandiloquent, lofty, imposing, grand and true.
In defence of these, as time advanced and wickedness increased, the order of knights-errant was instituted, to defend maidens, to protect widows and to succour the orphans and the needy.
In his teenage years, Miličević was standing outside his father's Dunkin' Donuts in Michigan when an errant bullet hit him in the leg.
Is it, pray, any new thing for a single knight-errant to demolish an army of two hundred thousand men, as if they all had but one throat or were made of sugar paste?
It was the business of a knight-errant to right wrongs, redress injuries, and succour the distressed, and this, as a matter of course, he makes his business when he takes up the part; a knight-errant was bound to be intrepid, and so he feels bound to cast fear aside.
Moreover, it is my belief that all knights-errant have not ladies to commend themselves to, for they are not all in love."
Sancho required no pressing, but pushed himself in between them and the duke, who thought it rare good fortune to receive such a knight-errant and such a homely squire in their castle.
So he said to him, "It seems to me, Senor Knight-errant, that your worship has made choice of one of the most austere professions in the world, and I imagine even that of the Carthusian monks is not so austere."
That was why my anger was roused; and to be faithful to my calling as a knight-errant I sought to give aid and protection to those who fled, and with this good intention I did what you have seen.
The bill provides for class action suit, which is key weapon for individual shareholders to take collective action against errant companies.
The devil fly away with all the Dulcineas in the world; for the well-being of a single knight-errant is of more consequence than all the enchantments and transformations on earth."
The knights-errant, who wandered about to clear the world of dragons and giants, never entertained the least doubt with regard to the existence of these monsters.
They asked him to let himself be stripped that they might put a shirt on him, but he would not on any account, saying that modesty became knights-errant just as much as valour.
This liquid is corrosive to the nerve fibers and can mildly injure the nerve enough to hinder the errant pain signals.
This, then, being so, I consider, friend Sancho, that the knight-errant who shall imitate him most closely will come nearest to reaching the perfection of chivalry.
What knight-errant ever paid poll-tax, duty, queen's pin-money, king's dues, toll or ferry?
What will become of me if my master takes a fancy to be an archbishop and not an emperor, as is usual and customary with knights-errant?"
Where, in heaven's name, have you discovered that there are or ever were knights-errant?
Who was he that did not know that knights-errant are independent of all jurisdictions, that their law is their sword, their charter their prowess, and their edicts their will?
Who would have said that, after such mighty slashes as your worship gave that unlucky knight-errant, there was coming, travelling post and at the very heels of them, such a great storm of sticks as has fallen upon our shoulders?"
Who, I say again, was the fool that knows not that there are no letters patent of nobility that confer such privileges or exemptions as a knight-errant acquires the day he is dubbed a knight, and devotes himself to the arduous calling of chivalry?
Why, to make choice of evils, it's better to be a knight-errant than a shepherd!

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