Malala has been honoured by the nation by the world, by people of all classes of all creeds of all colors.
Stephen Gault, who was injured in the bombing, and whose father, Samuel, was killed, said he was honoured to have met the Queen.
As the public inquiry gets under away later this year, his pledge may at last be honoured.
We honoured him in life, and in death we treasure his name and memory.
Lady Delacour has honoured me with her commands to go to her as often as possible.
She would have honoured this man for his splendid pertinacity, and have wiped all else from the slate.
How he ran on in her praise the other day, when he honoured me with a morning visit!
When it first appeared, it was honoured with your notice in an especial manner; and is not a little benefited by your labours.
God requires to be honoured in this, no less than in every other transaction.
Nor is this all: if the name of God is dishonoured by the Christian's refusing submission, it is honoured by his yielding it.
c.1200, "glory, renown, fame earned," from Anglo-French honour, Old French honor (Modern French honneur), from Latin honorem (nominative honos, later honor) "honor, dignity, office, reputation," of unknown origin. Till 17c., honour and honor were equally frequent; the former now preferred in England, the latter in U.S. by influence of Noah Webster's spelling reforms. Meaning "a woman's chastity" first attested late 14c. Honors "distinction in scholarship" attested by 1782. Honor roll in the scholastic sense attested by 1872. To do the honors (1650s) originally meant the customary civilities and courtesies at a public entertainment, etc.
mid-13c., honuren, "to do honor to," from Old French honorer, from Latin honorare, from honor (see honor (n.)). In the commercial sense of "accept a bill due, etc.," it is recorded from 1706. Related: Honored; honoring.
A custom more honoured in the breach than the observance. Whoever will look up the passage (Hamlet I. iv. 16) will see that it means, beyond a doubt, a custom that one deserves more honour for breaking than for keeping: but it is often quoted in the wrong & very different sense of a dead letter or rule more often broken than kept. [Fowler]