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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Kobe Byrant elected to 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame less than 4 months after death," 4 Apr. 2020 Jim Kelly, Fran Tarkenton, and Dan Marino are other enshrinees without a championship. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, "Here is a rundown of where some big-name quarterbacks might land," 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, "Detroit Lions' Alex Karras, Buddy Parker among finalists for Hall of Fame centennial class," 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, "Cowboys legend Jimmy Johnson overcome with emotion after learning he will be inducted into Hall of Fame," 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, "Former Browns owner Art Modell among finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame’s ‘Centennial Slate’," 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, "Kiszla: Would the best way to honor Mr. B’s memory and save Broncos from downward spiral be for Bowlen kids to sell the team?," 12 Oct. 2019 Many of the enshrinees were flanked by presenters during induction speeches. Rusty Simmons, SFChronicle.com, "Warriors’ lifer Al Attles is in basketball Hall of Fame," 6 Sep. 2019 Owens decision to skip the ceremony is unprecedented by an enshrinee. Geoffrey C. Arnold, OregonLive.com, "Terrell Owens won't attend Hall of Fame induction ceremony," 8 June 2018

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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 25 Feb. 2021.

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