As is our tragic pattern, almost all these tough questions are unasked and unhonored.
And what to us, Sir, were the hazards of one bloody encounter, to the pitiful details of this unhonored warfare?
Long has it been unmarked by any monumental tablet, but not unhonored.
He gave it to the plains, where so many lives went, unhonored and unsung, into the building of an enduring empire.
Humility follows Him, from His unhonored birthplace to His borrowed grave.
Such were the first three unhappy and unhonored years of the first Christian colony on the soil of the United States.
It is a place to remain unloved, unhonored, and unremembered.
All that was left of Emil Gortchky was dropped into an unmarked, unhonored grave at Malta.
My brother, I do not question your sincerity, yet everybody knows you sing with the voice of an unhonored courtier.
He plies the slow, unhonored, and unpaid task of observation.
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]