en·​shri·​nee | \ in-ˈshrī-nē How to pronounce enshrinee (audio) , -ˌshrī-ˈnē, en- How to pronounce enshrinee (audio) \

Definition of enshrinee

: a person inducted into a Hall of Fame

Examples of enshrinee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Manning and James are two-thirds of one of the all-time great trios in NFL history — a trio that included 2016 Hall of Fame enshrinee Marvin Harrison. Jonathan X. Simmons, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Aug. 2021 Drew Brees announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, and will be a shoo-in to be a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee in 2026. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 15 Mar. 2021 Bryant, who died on Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash, and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday as this year's class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. CBS News, 4 Apr. 2020 Jim Kelly, Fran Tarkenton, and Dan Marino are other enshrinees without a championship. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Feb. 2020 Faced with the risk of having the entire class voted down, the Hall changed course earlier this year and empowered a panel of selectors to pick 15 enshrinees. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 19 Dec. 2019 There will be 20 members of this class — five modern day enshrinees, 10 players from the senior class, three contributors and two coaches. David Moore, Dallas News, 13 Jan. 2020 The blue-ribbon panel will deliberate in January and pick the 15 enshrinees to be announced in the days following the vote. Dan Labbe, cleveland, 19 Dec. 2019 This was our first experience of losing an enshrinee after he was selected, but before he was enshrined. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, 12 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of enshrinee

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Enshrinee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enshrinee. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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