Definition of honours:
- Privileges of rank or birth; public marks of respect or esteem; high academic distinctions; honours of war, certain privileges or distinctions granted to a vanquished enemy, as that of marching out with military insignia; code of honour, certain rules by which social intercourse is regulated among persons of fashion; on one's honour, on the pledge of one's own reputation for integrity; to do the honours, to pay respect and attention to guests in the manner of a host, as at a private or public dinner; your honour, a common and familiar title of respect paid to untitled gentlemen by many persons in the humbler ranks- still given to some English judges.
And as for himself, that she should not lament nor sorrow for the miserable change of his fortune at the end of his days: but rather that she should think him the more fortunate, for the former triumphs and honours he had received, considering that while he lived he was the noblest and greatest prince of the world, and that now he was overcome, not cowardly, but valiantly, a Roman by another Roman.- "The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece", Various.
Wait till all your ambition is to be betrayed, every hope rolled in the dust, till all the honours you have won are to be soiled and degraded, till you are made a mark for general scorn and public pity,- and then tell me how you love the child by whom such evils are brought upon you!- "Lady Anna", Anthony Trollope.
- "The Child of the Dawn", Arthur Christopher Benson.