a citation conferred on a contestant, exhibit, etc., having exceptional merit though not winning a top honor or prize.
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How to use honorable mention in a sentence
The faces, the gestures, of these performers—a solid list of 10, followed by an admittedly sprawling number of honorable mentions—moved and thrilled me in 2021.
To that end, please consider this list of 10 of the year’s greatest movies—plus a handful of honorable mentions—to be a roadmap for your viewing pleasure.
She also threw a few PAT passes and earned an All-State honorable mention as a quarterback.These ‘experts’ once said women couldn’t play football. Boy were they wrong. | Britni de la Cretaz and Lyndsey D’Arcangelo | November 15, 2021 | Popular-Science
As a freshman swimmer, the Toronto native blossomed into an All-American in two events and an honorable mention All-American in two more.One Group Of Student-Athletes Is Conspicuously Absent From NIL Deals | Josh Planos | November 15, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Joe Romm, who won the Week 108 contest with his play on the Declaration of Independence, wins it again by elaborating on the “Citizen Kane” joke that got him an honorable mention in 1995.
honorable mention: A few works outside my top ten deserve acknowledgement.
honorable mention: Not to be outdone by Romney, Obama had an awkward spouse joke of his own this week.
At Buffalo, where this fountain was exhibited, it received honorable mention.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
Such, too, was Mr. Shillitoe, of whom honorable mention will be made in another place;—besides many more.Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages | William Andrus Alcott
honorable mention was made of other exhibitors whose works did not entitle them to medals.
The book closes with a chapter giving a view of the domestic life of Bishop Coppin, making honorable mention of his family.
He was a worthy citizen, well deserving of honorable mention.The Old Pike | Thomas B. Searight