honorable mention

noun

Definition of honorable mention

: a distinction conferred (as in a contest or exhibition) on works or persons of exceptional merit but not deserving of top honors

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Recent Examples on the Web At Maryland in 2019, Jones started all twelve games, recorded a team-high 15 tackles-for-loss and was an all Big Ten honorable mention selection. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, "Takeaways from Cincinnati Bengals first depth chart of the 2020 season," 9 Sep. 2020 The film, which was released for premier access on Friday on Disney+, gave a public security bureau in Turpan, a northeast city in Xinjiang, China, an honorable mention. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "Mulan remake gives 'special thanks' to Chinese communist bureaus near site of reported detention camps," 7 Sep. 2020 Gates received honorable mention last year in the All-Inland District for Division III. Matt Goul, cleveland, "Cornerback watch list: High school football’s top players in 2020," 21 Aug. 2020 The Jersey City native registered 31 passes for 616 yards and eight touchdowns on his way to earning All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors. Michelle Gardner, The Arizona Republic, "3 ASU football players pegged to Senior Bowl Watch List," 21 Aug. 2020 The entire offensive line returns, including Schlueter, an All-Big Ten honorable mention from 2019. Star Tribune, "Five other key returning Gophers," 8 Aug. 2020 On defense, Athens also returns senior linebacker Rush Boyett, who last season was an honorable mention on the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Class 6A all-state team. al, "James Clemens, Athens ready to open season after making COVID adjustments," 28 Aug. 2020 He was also named second-team All-Big 12 and honorable mention as Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2019. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, "Texas LT Sam Cosmi named to Associated Press preseason All-American team," 25 Aug. 2020 Van Shyjka received honorable mention All-Northeast Inland District last year. Matt Goul, cleveland, "Offensive tackle watch list: High school football’s top players in 2020," 19 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of honorable mention

1797, in the meaning defined above

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“Honorable mention.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honorable%20mention. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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honorable mention

noun

English Language Learners Definition of honorable mention

: an award or special praise given to someone who has done something extremely well but who has not won any of the official prizes

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