One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A man who adheres to what is right or to a high standard of conduct.
- ‘He is a man of honour who behaves with reserve and circumspection towards Elinor while he is bound to Lucy Steele by an engagement that only she can honourably break.’
- ‘If he were a man of honour, he would have resigned long ago.’
- ‘For a man of honour, a guilty conscience must be a dreadful, perhaps unbearable burden.’
- ‘As men of honour, the male members of the upper classes reserved the right to settle their disputes among themselves, without recourse to or interference by the state.’
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