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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An honorable mention all-league performer last season, Popma has spent the offseason honing his craft and pursuing his collegiate options, which include offers from the Ivy League, Air Force, Georgetown, Idaho and others. oregonlive.com, "Luke Popma, West Linn offensive lineman, selected for Blue-Grey All-American Bowl," 27 Aug. 2019 Was voted an All-Big Ten honorable mention last season after finishing fourth in the league with 11 pass breakups. Don Markus, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland’s 11 most important players heading into the 2019 football season," 23 Aug. 2019 Congratulations to Danielle Nowlin, who landed in both first place and fourth, and got an honorable mention to boot. Washington Post, "Style Conversational Week 1346: Do I have to spell it out for you? OK, NP.," 22 Aug. 2019 Junior outside hitter Jace Knowles and junior middle blocker Simon Zhang were named to the second team, and sophomore libero Levi Wicks received honorable mention. Daily Pilot Staff, Daily Pilot, "Brethren Christian’s Logan Egan is Express League MVP in boys’ volleyball," 22 Aug. 2019 At Texas Tech, Dugger was named an honorable mention All-Big 12 relief pitcher as a junior after making 30 appearances. Alvaro Montano, Houston Chronicle, "Doug Rush reflects on Tomball product Robert Dugger making MLB debut," 13 Aug. 2019 Vaqueros sophomore Eric Ting received All-WSC honorable mention and averaged 11.3 points. Vincent Nguyen, Glendale News-Press, "Looking Back: Conference titles highlight 2018-2019 campaign for Glendale Community College," 9 Aug. 2019 SanDisk's remarkably tiny-yet-powerful Extreme portable SSD gleaned an honorable mention in our new USB-C accessories guide, and now the 2TB model is heavily discounted. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Dealmaster: Prime members get 1-year Audible membership plus $20 credit for $119," 25 July 2019 Fourteen league receivers were; three more received honorable mention. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Is Amari Cooper a top-five WR? Why he thinks trade to Dallas Cowboys makes a difference," 25 June 2019

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1797, in the meaning defined above

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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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