- (used as a title of respect for certain ranking government officials.)
- British. (used as a title of courtesy for children of peers ranking below a marquis.) Abbreviation: Hon.
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Origin of honorable
OTHER WORDS FROM honorablehon·or·a·ble·ness, nounhon·or·a·bly, adverbqua·si-hon·or·a·ble, adjectivequa·si-hon·or·a·bly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for honorable
Peters joined the Navy Reserve in 1993 and was honorably discharged in 2008, the year he was elected to Congress.The (Sloppy) Swift-Boating of Michigan Democrat Gary Peters|Tim Mak|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was honorably discharged, and moved to California where he worked in the emergency room, earning praise from colleagues.Errol Morris’s “A Wilderness of Error” Revisits Jeffrey MacDonald Case|Raymond Bonner|August 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“I commend Mr. Santorum for handling this honorably,” Taylor said.Did Rick Santorum Win the Iowa Caucuses, Not Mitt Romney?|John Avlon|January 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I suppose one could argue that they were written by a friend, and Paul is honorably protecting that friend from scrutiny.Michael Tomasky: Time for Ron Paul to Fully Answer Racism Charges|Michael Tomasky|December 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Ledwith having been put in jail most honorably, the Captain led the others to the inn and located them sumptuously.The Art of Disappearing|John Talbot Smith
She refused her master, who had honorably offered her his name, his house, his all.Black Diamonds|Mr Jkai
Any detail of railroading that is not troublesome cannot honorably be described as continental.Following the Equator, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He had laid aside his Panama hat, and his hair was clipped closely, and was pleasantly and honorably sprinkled with gray.The Place of Honeymoons|Harold MacGrath
But he would be far more blessed in death than in life; for to live otherwise than honorably is a great burden.The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.|Euripides