murmured D'Artagnan, "our honor as
soldiers is lost to us forever
Honor stood first; and the laws defined what it was and wherein it differed in certain details from honor as
defined by church creeds and by the social laws and customs of some of the minor divisions of the globe that had got crowded out when the sacred boundaries of Virginia were staked out.
Then Little John, or Reynold Greenleaf, I like you well, on my honor as
Much the miller's son; and you too, bold Robin Hood.
If he chose to honor a
man and set him high, that man could but submit.
maker of the famous GI Joe dolls, went looking in 1998 for one Marine to honor as
the new GI Joe action figure representing all Medal of Honor recipients, it was the name Mitchell Paige that went on the box.
The dedication had added significance to Honor as
In light of this evidence, it would be more helpful to regard honor as
one of many discourses and tools which certain groups and individuals select to justify their behavior or strengthen their authority, even if they do not always act upon it.
One's word remained inherent in the code of honor precisely because honor as a political and moral consideration required, even more than before, a public statement of inte nt.
Moreover, James points out that honor is a public commitment through the "freely given word," and that the significance of a given honorable situation arises "out of the nature of honor as a public code, the public status distinguishing it from a private morality.
Hamlet, burdened with the revenge of his father's murder, attempts to use the violent, medieval code of honor as he begins to make public oaths.
maker of the famous GI Joe dolls, went looking last year for one Marine to honor as
the new GI Joe action figure, representing all Medal of Honor recipients, it was the name Mitchell Paige that went on the box.