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Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of honorableness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of deserving honor or respect; characterized by honor

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Examples

  • These may seem hard words and mere curiosities of the intellect, in an age when the spirit of honesty is so sparingly cultivated that all business is conducted upon lies and so-called customs of the trade, that not a man bestows two thoughts on the utility or honourableness of his pursuit.

    Lay Morals

  • “The wages of labour vary with the ease or hardship, the cleanliness or dirtiness, the honourableness or dishonourableness of the employment.”

    Cartoon: What Society Values

  • That said, there is some curious aspect to the “honourableness” premium public employees pay.

    Cartoon: What Society Values

  • In my opinion, unless virtue be to their advantage, folk spit upon that ‘goodness,’ that ‘honourableness,’ of yours.

    Through Russia

  • “Behold, I am disease,” saith the evil deed: that is its honourableness.

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • Christian teaching on its dignity, 137. division into honourable and degrading, 141. necessity and honourableness of all forms of, 140. only one constituent in the estimation of just price, 157. relative importance of, in determining value, 113. the motives which should actuate, 153.

    An Essay on Mediaeval Economic Teaching

  • I thought of the colonel as I had known him, better than any of the others: his gentleness, his honourableness, his desire to see good in everything, his quiet collected bravery, the clear alertness of his mind, the thoroughness with which he followed his calling of soldier; a man without a mean thought in his head; a true soldier who had received not half the honours his gifts deserved, yet grumbled not.

    Pushed and the Return Push

  • This will be shown if the law appears to refer to matters of the greatest importance, and usefulness, and honourableness, and sanctity; so that it is disadvantageous, or discreditable, or impious not to obey the law as carefully as possible in such a matter.

    The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume 4

  • But before men who have been properly brought up we shall dwell chiefly on praise and honourableness, and speak chiefly of those kinds of virtues which are concerned in maintaining and increasing the general advantage of men.

    The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume 4

  • And there is another topic, by means of which the magnitude of the service done is demonstrated with very great amplification, by reference to the usefulness, or honourableness, or necessity of the action.

    The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume 4

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