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honorable mention

A recognition or citation of merit given to a contestant, exhibition, entry, etc., in a competition despite that person or thing not being awarded a prize or top honor. Primarily heard in US. My short story did not win a top place in the writing competition, but being given an honorable mention still gives me great pride.
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Hamza Shehbaz, on the other hand, appeared before the NAB authorities, while simultaneously exercising his right to seek bail from the honorable LHC.
Honorable Mention: Rapid Cyber Vulnerability Assessment and Defensive Capability Development: "FLOKI" from U.S.
Honorable Mention: Self-Driving Car Intersection (Neal Vinay Agarwal, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, Virginia, USA)
Honorable Mention: Otten Johnson Robinso Neff + Ragonetti PC
* The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
The Honorable Joseph Beau Biden, III, Attorney General of Delaware, Wilmington, DE Mrs.
Michael's Bridge Diner, Lancaster; honorable mention, Clinton Gourmet, Tailgater's Grill and Old Timer Restaurant, all in Clinton.
Supply Support Activity MTOE Winner: 558th Trans Co, Ft Eustis, VA (FORSCOM) Runner-up: HHC, 160th SOAR, Ft Campbell, KY (USASOC) Honorable Mention: E Co, 1st Bn, 1st ADA, Japan (USARPAC)
3 : having high moral standards of behavior : ethical, upright <She is too honorable to stoop to cheating.>
Design Creativity--Winner: Jonathon Cox, Brigham Young University; Merit: Joseph Bischoff, University of Kentucky; Honorable Mention: Paul Masterson, University of Kentucky.
Story Award--Jimmy Marshall; Honorable Mention--Levi Pinkley; Illustrator Award--Levi Pinkley.
Honorable Mentions: Beringer/Foster's Wine Estates Americas, Majestic Fine Wines, Trinchero Family Estates
Each was awarded $1,500 per year for up to four years to pursue an education in a constructionrelated field; three additional recipients awarded one-time stipends of $500 as "honorable mentions." In addition to being honored at the CAGNY John A.
Group IV (nominees are chapters with 200 to 299 members) -- Florida West Coast; Honorable Mentions -- Cincinnati Tri-State, Columbus
MP's sometimes shift their party loyalties for many reasons, honorable and otherwise but the explanation for his behaviour offered by The Honorable David Emerson is an affront to the people of his constituency, to Canada and to the memory of great MPs who sat in the opposition benches and whose names we honor.