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1.1(honest, respectable)(action/person) honorablehe did the honorable thing and resigned — hizo lo que correspondía: dimitió
- his intentions were honorable — tenía intenciones honestas
- Even if Lena's original intentions were less than honorable, at least in the end she told Bianca the truth.
- So why don't they do the honourable thing and resign their posts and let the citizens run the city according to the wishes of the citizens?
- The most he could do was provide us with a handwritten note that vouched for our honorable intentions.
- That part was true, but his reasons for marriage are not entirely honorable.
- All I can do for you is give you the opportunity to die a quick, honorable death.
- He wants to make a career at the highest level and that's an honourable aspiration.
- The idea that an honorable death is better than a life of disgrace continues in modern Japan.
- He did not seem to trust this man and was quite sure that his intentions were not honourable.
- By resigning she did the honourable thing and deserves credit for that.
- As Western leaders become mired in squalid chaos, there is a noticeable lack of any honourable values shining through.
- The leader of the trade union said he believed Mr Smith had done the honourable thing by resigning.
- And so he has done the honourable thing and admitted US election defeat.
- There is nothing wrong with a government being kicked out of office for doing the right and honourable thing.
- It would be honourable for the Forum to come out in the open and declare that they are either a political party or are backing one.
- The integrity of the author is, of course, a prerequisite for publication in any honourable journal.
- However, fear, as well as guilt, forced me to choose the more honorable course of action.
- Her husband followed later after completing a long and honourable career in the airline business.
- It is hardly the way to treat the most distinguished and longserving members of a noble and honourable profession.
- They told the 66-year-old that the honourable course of action would be to resign.
- These are honourable motives for getting involved in the political process.
1.2(creditable)(settlement/peace) honrosoan honorable exception — una honrosa excepción
- an honorable mention — una mención honorífica
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