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"The Queen" and "the President" were drunk with all the honors.

He was buried with full Masonic honors, being a valued member of that order.

But the people of the country in which he was were only concerned with honors and wealth.

Rademacher had been buried immediately after the skirmish with all honors.

He met her now on her own ground, but still, as of old, with honors even.

His enormous claims for honors and emoluments had been granted.

His letters were noncommittal; but Bobby says he has had his own fair share of honors.

And I feel as if I had obtained the honors he has conferred upon me by a fraud.

But before I sit down I must give you a toast, to be drunk with three-times-three and all the honors.

Any guest here comes at my invitation and honors me by accepting my hospitality.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "glory, renown, fame earned," from Anglo-French honour, Old French honor (Modern French honneur), from Latin honorem (nominative honos, later honor) "honor, dignity, office, reputation," of unknown origin. Till 17c., honour and honor were equally frequent; the former now preferred in England, the latter in U.S. by influence of Noah Webster's spelling reforms. Meaning "a woman's chastity" first attested late 14c. Honors "distinction in scholarship" attested by 1782. Honor roll in the scholastic sense attested by 1872. To do the honors (1650s) originally meant the customary civilities and courtesies at a public entertainment, etc.

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