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honour

(US), honor
1. 
a. Bridge Poker any of the top five cards in a suit or any of the four aces at no trumps
b. Whist any of the top four cards
2. Golf the right to tee off first

Honour

a. a title used to or of certain judges
b. (in Ireland) a form of address in general use
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The mere idea of a woman's appealing to her family to screen her husband's business dishonour was inadmissible, since it was the one thing that the Family, as an institution, could not do.
It was the son of Jove and Leto; for he was angry with the king and sent a pestilence upon the host to plague the people, because the son of Atreus had dishonoured Chryses his priest.
"The god," he said, "is angry neither about vow nor hecatomb, but for his priest's sake, whom Agamemnon has dishonoured, in that he would not free his daughter nor take a ransom for her; therefore has he sent these evils upon us, and will yet send others.
Now, therefore, I shall go back to Phthia; it will be much better for me to return home with my ships, for I will not stay here dishonoured to gather gold and substance for you."
King Agamemnon has dishonoured him by taking his prize and keeping her.
she who could prefer death to dishonour, must have a proud and a powerful soul.
Those who tremble not at thy crime, will hold thee accursed for having so far dishonoured the cross thou wearest, as to follow a daughter of my people.''
``May my arms be reversed, and my name dishonoured,'' said Brian de Bois-Guilbert, ``if thou shalt have reason to complain of me!
He also quoted UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the occasion and said that like him, now is the time, to choose between dishonour or war, and Pakistan should pick war instead of dishonour.
class="MsoNormalMr Orengo said the CJ had brought dishonour to the courts.
Further, the bearer of the cheque shall also reserve the right to initiate civil proceedings against the drawer of a cheque for recovery of the amounts in the event of dishonour of the cheque held by him.
Islamabad -- The capital city police has registered number of cases pertaining to cheque dishonour involving millions of rupees, data reveals.