from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A matter that affects one's honor or reputation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a scruple or nice distinction in matters affecting one's honor; as, he raised a point of honor.
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- n. a concern that seriously reflects on your honor
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95 To a point of honor Motassem had sacrificed a flourishing city, two hundred thousand lives, and the property of millions.
The picture of Charles and Roger actually dueling over some abstract point of honor relating to us thrilled both of us in a physical way that I recognize now as a simple form of sexual titillation.
All such admirers of great and noble sentiments, spoiled by romances or by prudes, make it a point of honor to spiritualize their passion.
It became a point of honor with him not to betray surprise at Anmach's ingenious flouting of table convention.
Disposing of them has become a point of honor both for Stiltik and for her fellow High Commander,