Usage examples for honours

  1. From whom had you your Honours, Women? – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  2. Incessant in the games your strength display, Contest, ye brave the honours of the day! – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  3. He was not specially skilful, he had taken no honours either at school or college, and he considered himself to be a very ordinary young man. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  4. He understood the novelist, had lent him money on the security of his talent, had enabled him to obtain his well- deserved honours. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  5. Perhaps your honours would not mind giving us ten dollars to buy food at the next village. – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  6. His ideas were that his young wife should keep plenty of company, dress well, and do the honours of his house in excellent style. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  7. They wanted me to receive the honours alone; and the gentlemen joined in their calls, Kellogg! – Memoirs of an American Prima Donna by Clara Louise Kellogg
  8. May I at least ask the name of the gentleman who honours me with his confidence, and has bestowed so much happiness on members of my flock? – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  9. I have neither mother to be delighted with the reputation of her son, nor wife to partake the honours of her husband. – Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson
  10. Never prince of the blood had wealth and honours equal to those that shall await thy lord. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. The people gladly welcomed him on his first entrance into political life, for they were weary of Themistokles, and were well pleased to bestow the highest honours in the state upon one whose simple and unaffected goodness of heart had made him a universal favourite. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  12. Eappo was dismissed with orders to taboo all the bay; and in the afternoon, the bones having been put into a coffin, and the service read over them, they were committed to the deep with the usual military honours. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  13. The officer considered that if he asked the king for gold and silver and precious stones, these would be given him in abundance; then he thought that if he had a more exalted station it would be granted; at last he resolved to ask the king for his daughter, since with such a bride both riches and honours would also be his. – Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers by W. A. Clouston
  14. I hold all the honours, and you shan't even take the odd trick." – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  15. And since public honours cannot do this, it is clear that they do not possess the true beauty of dignity. – The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
  16. And he said: 'Gentlemen, my country educated me; now it honours me. – Ailsa Paige by Robert W. Chambers
  17. He mounted the side of his enemy amid the honours due to his imaginary rank, with a self- possession and ease that might readily have been mistaken, by those who believe these fancied qualities have a real existence, for the grace and dignity of lofty recollections and high birth. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  18. I take no man's honours. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  19. He must do as it lists him with the fortune and the name and the honours of the family. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope