honorable mention

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n honorable mention an official recognition of merit "although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"
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Usage

In literature:

He was called to Washington, and it is not possible even to mention the honors that were showered upon him.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
The humanity and prudence of Clement VI must on this occasion also be mentioned to his honor.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
Mention of Honor effectually dispelled the dream.
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
To Dr. Martin Haug belongs the honor of first deciphering the Trojan inscriptions on the above-mentioned vase.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
I have been accustomed to connect with reports of this kind, some honorable mention of distinguished women recently dead.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"
It is not only on account of the intrinsic merit of Madame D'Arblay's early works that she is entitled to honorable mention.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Guy had distinguished himself, and was honorably mentioned in the dispatches.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Honorable mention should be accorded: Samuel Wilde (Old Dutch Mills); John Phoenix, with Husted, Ferguson & Titus, later of J.W.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Of course the boys never caught any bass; that honor was reserved for men of the kind I have mentioned.
"A Boy's Town" by W. D. Howells
Why is not my boy mentioned honorably, when he knows so much?
"Cuore (Heart)" by Edmondo De Amicis
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In news:

Honorable mention for this week's SunShots series "Peaks and Valleys" goes to J.
Niles volleyball earn honorable mention spot.
Gray Scale honorable mention .
University of South Carolina Beaufort sophomore Kendra Collins was named an honorable mention selection to the NAIA Women's Golf All-America team on Monday.
Baylor's Pierre Jackson, Perry Jones III honorable mention .
BU's Jackson, P Jones honorable mention .
Baylor junior guard Pierre Jackson and sophomore forward Perry Jones were named honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.
All-county soccer: Class 5A-4A boys soccer second team, honorable mention and Coach of the Year.
Wisconsin senior Jordan Taylor earned All-America honorable mention , the Associated Press announced Monday.
KTTN/KGOZ Sports: Trenton native Capeder named HAAC Honorable Mention .
LIQUIDBAND Topical Skin Adhesive - 2011 ESP Honorable Mention .
NMSU's Turner Named WAC Player of the Week Honorable Mention for 2nd Time.
Food Management's 2011 Best Concept Awards: Honorable Mention .
ESPNHS All-American: Girls' Second Team and Honorable Mention .
Over the next two days, ESPNHS will release its selections for the ESPNHS All-America Team, which is comprised of first and second teams along with honorable mention s.
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In science:

Mann: Testing the Equivalence Principle in the Quantum Regime, preprint (1996), Honorable mention in the Gravity Research Foundation Essay Contest (and references cited therein).
Principles of Equivalence: Their Role in Gravitation Physics and Experiments that Test Them
Scatena which was awarded an ‘honorable mention’ in the 2010 Essay Competition of the Gravity Research Foundation; Phys.
Upper bounds on the photon mass
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