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guest of honor

a person in whose honor a dinner, party, etc., is given.
a distinguished person invited to a dinner, meeting, etc., especially on some unique occasion. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And an occasional hostess insists on having the chair of the guest of honor held by the butler instead of her own.
  • Some fashion bloggers decided that the choice of red was a compliment to the guest of honor.
  • There are only so many birthday-party venues where you wait around for the guest of honor in your socks.
  • Elliott's senior colleagues had gathered at a dinner to say farewell and the guest of honor had visited each with parting words.
  • To be polite, you should not plan to depart until the guest of honor has gone.
  • The shy guy was a no-show again, and this time as the guest of honor.
  • But even if the weather had been balmy, and he had been alive and physically capable, the guest of honor wouldn't have showed up.
  • He's an advocate for pedestrian safety and was a guest of honor at the celebration.
  • Being the speaker or guest of honor at an organization's fundraising event is the functional equivalent of solicitation.
  • The guest of honor would have the space at the back midpoint of the tipi.

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