In my small way, I want to honor you by writing about breaking the silence.
Through the dedication and commitment of countless family members, we managed to honor our loved ones through these efforts.
To honor the occasion, DVF presented a collection—or rather, a party—that was dubbed “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Within days after the trio went on the lam, an admirer created a Facebook page in her honor.
So she started a foundation, and handed out awards to Bill Clinton, among others, in honor of her late husband this week.
To you—you alone—I will give every guarantee that a man may give of his honor and honesty.
The next night was given the Mask Ball in honor of the committee.
Miss Sprague is a lady of rare ability and an honor to her profession.
He'll steal anything from a woman's honor to a water power site.
You see him in the midst of warriors who are dancing in honor of his victories.
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.
mid-13c., honuren, "to do honor to," from Old French honorer, from Latin honorare, from honor (see honor (n.)). In the commercial sense of "accept a bill due, etc.," it is recorded from 1706. Related: Honored; honoring.
A custom more honoured in the breach than the observance. Whoever will look up the passage (Hamlet I. iv. 16) will see that it means, beyond a doubt, a custom that one deserves more honour for breaking than for keeping: but it is often quoted in the wrong & very different sense of a dead letter or rule more often broken than kept. [Fowler]