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honorable Idioms & Phrases


Amende honorable

  • (Old French Law) A species of infamous punishment in which the offender, being led into court with a rope about his neck, and a lighted torch in his hand, begged pardon of his God, the court, etc. In popular language, the phrase now denotes a public apology or recantation, and reparation to an injured party, for improper language or treatment.
Webster 1913

honorable discharge

  • noun a discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record
WordNet

honorable mention

  • noun an official recognition of merit
    mention.
    • although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention
WordNet

Right honorable

  • a title given in England to peers and peeresses, to the eldest sons and all daughters of such peers as have rank above viscounts, and to all privy councilors; also, to certain civic officers, as the lord mayor of London, of York, and of Dublin.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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