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Definitions of honourable

  1. Of distinguished rank; illustrious; actuated by principles of honour; conferring honour; consistent with honour or reputation; with tokens of honour; not base; without hypoerisy or deceit; worthy of respect; becoming men of rank and character; a title of distinction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. Deserving or implying honour; high-minded; actuated by the principles of honour; of high rank in society; used as a title of rank or high office, as right honourable; without taint or reproach. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for honourable

  1. The answer to the honourable member's question is in the affirmative. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. I am weary yet- from honourable wounds. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
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