: a knight of the Round Table and lover of Queen Guinevere

Examples of Lancelot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the belly of each comprises an ambrosial, parallel dimension, limitless in divine and earthly delights, and accessible only to true believers, as the Holy Grail was to Lancelot. Sean Williams, Harper's Magazine, 11 Sep. 2023 Besides Carr, the knights getting in on the fun are Jason Webb as Sir Galahad, Patrick Cummings as Sir Lancelot and Melissa Fernandes as Sir Bedevere (and other characters). David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 Joining them on Broadway will be Ethan Slater and Christopher Fitzgerald, with the casting of one key role, Lancelot, still to be announced. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2023 Casting for Sir Lancelot will be announced at a later date. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Aug. 2023 The romance at least gives the principals something to do besides spouting ideas, and gives the audience, especially with Lancelot, something to hear. Jesse Green, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2023 Guenevere and Lancelot don’t even kiss in this new version, understanding how disastrous that would be, until one night when Arthur’s illegitimate son, who lusts for the throne, manipulates the situation so that the two are thrown together and make love while Arthur is away. Trish Deitch, Variety, 4 Apr. 2023 The narrative focuses on the murky love triangle among Arthur, Guenevere, and Lancelot and ends on a note that isn’t necessarily fairytale friendly. Marshall Heyman, Town & Country, 31 Mar. 2023 For decades, Sir Lancelot Garfield Jones had resisted efforts from developers in South Florida offering him millions of dollars to turn his family's land into a vacationer's paradise. Byjulia Jacobo, ABC News, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Lancelot was in the 15th century

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“Lancelot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lancelot. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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