honorable mention


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honorable mention

n.
A citation given to one who has performed well in a competition but has not been awarded a prize.
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hon′orable men′tion


n.
a citation conferred on a contestant, exhibit, etc., having exceptional merit though not winning a top honor.
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Noun1.honorable mention - an official recognition of merithonorable mention - an official recognition of merit; "although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
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References in classic literature ?
This bird was a godsend to us, and I should be an ingrate if I forgot to make honorable mention of him in these pages.
The more to be desired is it, therefore, that yourself should deserve honorable mention, as a true patriot and upright ruler, when your own doings shall be written down in history."
Darlene Chapdelaine of Patriot Hauling CompanyinJohnston, R.I., won honorable mention. When a major construction and demolition recycler in Rhode Island with a shaky reputation was facing problems with the state environmental agency, she was able to get the business going forward again.
This year, in what the SNA administrator describes as an unusually large field of entries, both the winner and honorable mention were chosen from the pages of the Naval War College Review.
* Honorable Mention: The Rio Grande Valley Community College Apprenticeship Training Alliance, McAllen, Texas
MBL Awards are given for the best paper presented at the General Scientific Meetings by a senior investigator, a junior investigator, a graduate student, and an undergraduate; additional papers are selected for Honorable Mention.
Honorable mention (plaque)--Nitin Sud, University of Houston Law Center, "Punitive Damages: Achieving Fairness and Consistency in Light of State Farm v.
Honorable Mention: Lakehead University Student Chapter
* Large (floor)--Robert Burt, first place; Cheryl Fitzgerald, second place; Dillon Allen, Justin Peters and Scott Griswold third place tie; and Rochelle Becker, Arden Mille, James Sorenson and John Orth, honorable mention.
The Presbyterian Record received an award of merit and two I honorable mention awards at the Associated Church Press annual convention, held April 8-10 at Shocco Springs Conference Center near Birmingham, Alabama.