word of honor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n word of honor a promise "he gave his word"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Word of honor an engagement confirmed by a pledge of honor.
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Usage

In literature:

Don't honor her word above mine, the word of a white woman.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
You have given your word of honor not to notify him that I have discovered his whereabouts.
"Mary Louise Solves a Mystery" by L. Frank Baum
I have your word of honor, Bedelle.
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
The Countess Strahni has given me her word of honor.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
And his words to Deveny and others had seemed to hint of a fairly high honorableness.
"'Drag' Harlan" by Charles Alden Seltzer
He has given me his word of honor that there shall not be.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Will you give me your word of honor?
"The Boy Scout Automobilists" by Robert Maitland
Are we to make ourselves ashamed of the name of pirate, admit that it has nothing in common with the word honor?
"The Corsair King" by Mór Jókai
But her brain quickly grasped the significance of his words, and longing dulled her sense of honor.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
I give you my word of honor that I knew that Hester had the pin.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
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In poetry:

I'm not ashamed to own my Lord,
Or to defend his cause;
Maintain the honor of his word,
The glory of his cross.
"Hymn 103" by Isaac Watts
There shall be showers of blessing;
Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing,
Come, and now honor Thy Word.
"There Shall Be Showers of Blessing" by Daniel Webster Moody
Your every word guard with the sword
Of truth, which never fails,
Its honor's sung in every tongue,
Its power e'er prevails.
"Evil Habits" by Jared Barhite
I love thy habitation, Lord,
The temple where thine honors dwell;
There shall I hear thine holy word,
And there thy works of wonder tell.
"Psalm 26" by Isaac Watts
That glorious hour, that dreadful day,
Wipes the reproach of saints away,
And clears the honor of thy word:
Awake, our souls, and bless the Lord.
"Psalm 89 part 6" by Isaac Watts
In light of God's peace he beheld with watchful eye
The people at their work and the spirit's strivings high.
In light of God's pure peace he would have all learning glow,
And where his word is honored the "Folk-High-Schools" must grow.
"From The Cantata For N. F. S. Grundtvig" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

While it is an honor to learn that I "blew away the competition" on my way to being named "America's most cantankerous film critic" by The Atlantic, as is my wont I take exception to the exact wording of my new sobriquet.
Just got word from the organizers of the Murrieta Field of Honor that the "American Soldier" concert with Mike Boyd, scheduled for 2 pm on Saturday at Town Square Park, has been cancelled.
The Webby Awards, which is in its 16th year of honoring the best of the web with five words allotted for winning speeches, announced their nominees today.
Virginia "Ginny" Wilbur recently received word that her sister, Alice (Fisher) Thompson had been honored for one of her short stories.
I would compose a lament of most beautiful words in honor of wanna-be president Mitt Romney.
Dictionary.com's word of the year is 'bluster,' in honor of Sandy and Romney punch lines and everything in between.
In honor of her 100th birthday, some wise words from the iconic chef.
Westen doesn't actually use the word " populist ," perhaps because it rivals "evangelical" for the honor of thorniest term in the language.
In honor of the approaching weekend, it comes to mind that we should remember the words to our favorite Salmon Days carol and share them with anyone new to Issaquah, so here they are.
Let's send your congratulatory words to Lance Berkman for being honored as the NL's Player of the Month.
Nov 23, 2012 (Talk of the Nation) — The Ig Nobel Prizes honor scientific research that, in the words of Master of Ceremonies Marc Abrahams, "first makes you laugh, and then makes you think".
Grateful humbled delighted honored - these are all words that describe the emotions that we as co-chairs of the Every Option, Every Hope Capital Campaign are feeling right now.
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