Definitions of honour

  1. show respect towards; " honor your parents!"
  2. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; " an award for bravery"
  3. bestow honor upon; " Today we honor our soldiers"
  4. a woman's virtue or chastity
  5. the quality of being honorable and having a good name; " a man of honor"
  6. the state of being honored
  7. accept as pay; " we honor checks and drafts"
  8. bestow honor or rewards upon; " Today we honor our soldiers"; " The scout was rewarded for courageus action"
  9. Honor, etc.
  10. The four highest cards; high marks of distinction.
  11. The esteem due or paid to worth; a testimony of esteem; exalted rank; distinction; reverence; veneration; reputation; nobleness of mind; any Virtue much valued; dignity of mini; that which honours; privileges of rank or birth; a noble kind of seignory or lordship, held of the king in capital.
  12. To respect; to venerate; to dignify; to exalt; to glorify; to treat with civility; to accept and pay when due, as a draft. Honours of war distinctions granted to a vanquished enemy Upon my honour, words accompanying a declaration which pledges one's honour for the truth of it. Laics of honour certain rules and regulations which prevail in fashionable society.
  13. The esteem paid or due to worth; the expression of high respect; high rank or place; civilities; dignity; fame; scorn of meanness, the result of self- respect; token of respect; chastity; glory.
  14. To respect highly; to treat with deference or submission; to raise to distinction or notice; in commerce, to accept and pay when due, as a bill of exchange.

Quotes of honour

  1. If none were to Marry, but Men of strict Vertue and Honour I doubt the World would be but thinly peopled. – Mary Astell
  2. But the leaders of the OIC could not even accept Mahathir's proposal, yet they talk about respect and honour – Abu Bakar Bashir
  3. I was not afraid of what I did not like. To overcome dislike of a thing often satisfied one's feeling of honour – Georg Brandes
  4. For the sake of our interests, as well as of our honour and dignity, we were obliged to see that we won for our international policy the same independence that we had secured for our European policy. – Bernhard von Bulow
  5. There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour – Benjamin Disraeli
  6. One of the key issues will be personal honour vs. the good of the many, and unforeseen consequences. – Raymond E. Feist
  7. Let us search into the records of Holy Writ, if out of this their great charter, there be not a seal grant of a lesser, though like privilege, and this by virtue of Christ, in that we have the honour to be accounted Abraham's seed as truly as they. – Thomas Goodwin
  8. I do honour the very flea of his dog. – Ben Jonson
  9. Poverty should not be viewed by us as a humiliation and even less so as a position of honour or a fatality. – Mathieu Kerekou
  10. That hunger of the flesh, that longing for ease, that terror of incarceration, that insistence on tribal honour being obeyed: all of that exists, and it exists everywhere. – Ben Kingsley
  11. I am glad to have this opportunity of expressing my high appreciation of the honour extended to me many years ago by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science by enrolling me amongst its members. – Guglielmo Marconi
  12. I left the table where there were important people and had lunch with my husband and a few friends. The reception was organised in my honour so it was rather amusing. – Nana Mouskouri
  13. I believe that we have been doing this not primarily to achieve riches or even honour but rather because we were interested in the work, enjoyed doing it and felt very strongly that it was worthwhile. – Frederick Sanger
  14. As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him. – William Shakespeare
  15. Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself. – William Butler Yeats

Usage examples for honour

  1. He will be an honour to his age. – Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
  2. " We must think of some way of doing her honour – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  3. Ask them to honour me with their presence at breakfast to- morrow morning at twelve o'clock. – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  4. She would have our word of honour – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  5. I should be most delighted to have the same honour again. – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  6. Then Mrs. Craig said gently: " I was her maid of honour Mr. Berkley." – Ailsa Paige by Robert W. Chambers
  7. Why should I lie to your honour – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  8. I warrant your honour has fished there. –  by
  9. I will, upon my honour – The Tenants of Malory Volume 1 of 3 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  10. And not another word than them could I get out of him, your honour – Dead Men's Money by J. S. Fletcher
  11. I was taught by first love, and I honour that time beyond any other. – The Kempton-Wace Letters by Jack London Anna Strunsky
  12. You speak about duty and honour – Native-Life-in-South-Africa by Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho)
  13. I have done all that honour can ask of a man; more than any man, to my knowledge, would have done, and now it's war. – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  14. Surely I should know that, seeing how often I have had the honour of leading off with mother. – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  15. But what is person with such a lady as I have the honour to be now writing to? – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  16. If you'd do me the honour sir, to take my arm, I would lead you to the house. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  17. Perhaps when there I may expect the honour of a further visit from you. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  18. A great feast was held in honour of the guest. – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  19. It is for the honour of the school that he should speak. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  20. And him thought that the voice said, joy and Honour be to the Father of Heaven. – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone

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