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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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The Honourable Justice Siddiqui asked, 'Will it be a journalist that says whether something is legal or illegal?
Both Honourable John Dyeh and Hassan Salleh had said that the killings were as a result of failure on the part of the government.
The Governor General and the Prime Minister were accompanied by the Honourable Melanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage; the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs; the Honourable Nellie Taptaqut Kusugak, Commissioner of Nunavut; the Honourable Paul Quassa, Premier of Nunavut; and other federal, territorial and municipal representatives.
The event began with the arrival of The Honourable President of India.
As for the Economic Committee, honourable Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Hamad al-Harthy was elected as Head of the Committee while honourable Salam bin Said bin Salim al-Shaqsi as Deputy Head.
The honourable Mr Etho was admitted to the surgical ward for a routine procedure--cholecystectomy.
We know that honourable members, who rightly condemned greedy and grasping bankers, will pay back with interest and donate a like amount to charity.
The Honourable Peter MacKay - Minister of Foreign Affairs - MacKay.
Larmondin's November editorial, entitled Why it was impossible for us to sign declaration, won an honourable mention for best editorial;
Varis-Smart Underground Communications received the Regional Award in Innovation, while Driving Force Internet Group received the Award of Merit in Innovation and Souris River Canoes received an Honourable Mention.
Would the right honourable gentleman of the opposition, given his penchant for an ever-so-rare overstatement, and in light of the recent unpleasantries occasioned by his possibly misguided vote on the matter of welfare for recumbent hedgehogs, whilst at the same time holding a view that might well have held sway in centuries long past, be inclined to grant that the subject in question, though exhausted by debate, is still one which the right honourable gentleman might consider, given that the lateness of the hour precludes further research, and might tend to imply that the honourable member was willing to allow an emotional consideration into this matter .
The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Natural Resources Canada and, The Honourable David Anderson, Minister of Environment Canada, both participated in the event where 34 organizations, associations, individuals and governments were honoured.
253), and as a lover who has approached Ophelia "with love / In honourable fashion" (1.
TRELAWNY, Jamaica -- The Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, will head a group of government officials today at the signing of the Joint Venture Agreement between the government and Tavistock Group for the development of Harmony Cove, a multi-billion dollar exclusive resort destination in Jamaica.
Another member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Honourable Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma, on Thursday, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).