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honorable

(Honest), adjective beyond reproach, blameless, chaste, clean, creditable, decent, erect, esteemed, estimable, ethical, excellent reputation, fair, full of integrity, good, held in esteem, high-minded, high-principled, highly regarded, highly reputed, highly respectable, honored, immaculate, in favor, in good order, In high favor, in one's good books, inviolate, just, law-abiding, law-revering, manly, meritorious, moral, much esteemed, noble, of repute, prestigious, principled, pure, reputable, respectable, revered, reverend, right, right-minded, sinless, spotless, squeaky-clean, stainless, sterling, true-blue, truehearted, unblemished, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undefiled, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untarnished, upright, upstanding, venerable, virtuous, well-thought-of, worshipful, worth one's salt, worthy, yeomanly

honorable

(Judge), adjective acclaimed, adjudger, adjudicator, administrator of justice, admired, applauded, arbiter, arbitrator, assessor, celebrated, chancellor, elected, eminent, esteem, esteemed, exalted, eximious, favor, held, held in esteem or high, held in reepect, her honor, high, highly considered, highly regarded, highly reputed, his honor, honorable justice, honorary, honored, honorific, illustrious, in favor, in high, in high reeard, intercessor, interpreter, jurist, justice, justicer, marked, moderator, much admired, negotiator, noble, notable, noted, of mark, of note, one who dispenses justice, praetor, preeminent, prestigious, prominent, quaestor, referee, respected, revered, surrogate, the court, umpire, venerable, well-thought-of, widely acclaimed, your honor

honorable

(Upright), adjective august, awe-inspiring, dignified, estimable, ethical, high-minded, high-principled, honest, incorruptible, legitimate, moral, noble-minded, principled, respected, time-honored, to be trusted, tried and true, true, trustworthy, uncorrupted, upstanding, venerable
See also: bona fide, clean, conscientious, correct, equitable, ethical, exemplary, fair, high-minded, honest, impartial, incorruptible, ingenuous, just, law-abiding, loyal, magnanimous, meritorious, moral, obeisant, outstanding, prominent, pure, reliable, reputable, right, scrupulous, sterling, straightforward, upright
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It is generally found possible -- by a little artificial compression or expansion on the part of the State physicians -- to make some of the more intelligent leaders of a rebellion perfectly Regular, and to admit them at once into the privileged classes; a much larger number, who are still below the standard, allured by the prospect of being ultimately ennobled, are induced to enter the State Hospitals, where they are kept in honourable confinement for life; one or two alone of the more obstinate, foolish, and hopelessly irregular are led to execution.
Well, that's enough," said the Honourable William Batulcar.
That which is better and more honourable is said to have a natural priority.
The Bath paper one morning announced the arrival of the Dowager Viscountess Dalrymple, and her daughter, the Honourable Miss Carteret; and all the comfort of No.
There is also one sort of knowledge proper for a master, another for a slave; the slave's is of the nature of that which was taught by a slave at Syracuse; for he for a stipulated sum instructed the boys in all the business of a household slave, of which there are various sorts to be learnt, as the art of cookery, and other such-like services, of which some are allotted to some, and others to others; some employments being more honourable, others more necessary; according to the proverb, "One slave excels another, one master excels another:" in such-like things the knowledge of a slave consists.
SOME Financiers who were whetting their tongues on their teeth because the Government had "struck down" silver, and were about to "inaugurate" a season of sweatshed, were addressed as follows by a Member of their honourable and warlike body:
But the objection is urged, 'that the honourable is the good,' and as every one equally desires the good, the point of the definition is contained in the words, 'the power of getting them.
This over, Sir Matthew Pupker went on to say what must be his feelings on that great occasion, and what must be that occasion in the eyes of the world, and what must be the intelligence of his fellow-countrymen before him, and what must be the wealth and respectability of his honourable friends behind him, and lastly, what must be the importance to the wealth, the happiness, the comfort, the liberty, the very existence of a free and great people, of such an Institution as the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company!
These works, which I owe to the high talents and disinterested zeal of the above distinguished authors, could not have been undertaken, had it not been for the liberality of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, who, through the representation of the Right Honourable the Chancellor of the Exchequer, have been pleased to grant a sum of one thousand pounds towards defraying part of the expenses of publication.
For the reasons mentioned in the preceding chapter, and from some other matrimonial concessions, well known to most husbands, and which, like the secrets of freemasonry, should be divulged to none who are not members of that honourable fraternity, Mrs Partridge was pretty well satisfied that she had condemned her husband without cause, and endeavoured by acts of kindness to make him amends for her false suspicion.
Mango and Lady Mary Mango were there, with the dear young Gwendoline and Guinever Mango as bridesmaids; Colonel Bludyer of the Dragoon Guards (eldest son of the house of Bludyer Brothers, Mincing Lane), another cousin of the bridegroom, and the Honourable Mrs.
The second, the Honourable John, got a fine fortune left him by a relative, and went into the army.