point of honor


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point of honor

n. pl. points of honor
A matter that affects one's honor or reputation.
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point′ of hon′or


n.
an issue that affects one's honor.
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Noun1.point of honor - a concern that seriously reflects on your honor
concern - something that interests you because it is important or affects you; "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"
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References in classic literature ?
He seemed to make it a sort of point of honor to retain it.
A short, stout, ruddy young fellow, very pugnacious concerning whales, who somehow seemed to think that the great Leviathans had personally and hereditarily affronted him; and therefore it was a sort of point of honor with him, to destroy them whenever encountered.
Individual cases of the kind dwell in the recollections of whole tribes; and it is a point of honor and conscience to revenge them.
Country practitioners used to be an irritable species, susceptible on the point of honor; and Mr.
Petersburg -- calm countries, where the point of honor is better understood than among our hot-headed Parisians.
He makes it a point of honor not to expose in public what is happening behind the scenes.
To be in the band was a point of honor for the inmates who participated" (161).
She didn't write a memoir or keep a diary, a point of honor for her, so Smith has tapped into letters, recently discovered home movies, and medical records that shed light on a woman whom history considers a marginal figure.
The key selling point of Honor 6 Plus device is the bionic
Sometimes the protagonists would go to extraordinary lengths; two French officers in the Napoleonic era spent 19 years fighting each other in a series of 17 duels that formed the basis of Joseph Con-rad's 1907 novella, "The Point of Honor: A Military Tale," also known as "The Duel." (18)