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Word: accolade

Definition: award of merit; strong praise and approval

Sentences Containing 'accolade'

As he had already told him, he said, there was no chapel in the castle, nor was it needed for what remained to be done, for, as he understood the ceremonial of the order, the whole point of being dubbed a knight lay in the accolade and in the slap on the shoulder, and that could be administered in the middle of a field; and that he had now done all that was needful as to watching the armour, for all requirements were satisfied by a watch of two hours only, while he had been more than four about it.
Due to frailty of health, Pirsig did not travel to Bozeman in December 2012 from his residence in Maine in order to accept the accolade.
Four players share the accolade of winning the trophy twice: Warrington's Gerry Helme in 1950 and 1954; Wigan's Andy Gregory in 1988 and 1990; and Martin Offiah in 1992 and 1994; St.
Furthermore, honorary foreign members and clergymen do not receive the accolade of knighthood, and so are not entitled to the prefix "Sir", unless the former subsequently become Commonwealth citizens.
Glasgow is the first city in Britain to be awarded the UNESCO City of Music accolade.
In "Sega v. Accolade", the 9th Circuit held that making copies in the course of reverse engineering is a fair use, when it is the only way to get access to the "ideas and functional elements" in the copyrighted code, and when "there is a legitimate reason for seeking such access".
In 2005 he was presented with the Wittgenstein Award, Austria’s highest scientific accolade.
In 2007 he was awarded the DLA Piper Business Person of the Year accolade for his continued investment within Merseyside.
In addition, "Narcissus Dreams" won the Accolade Award and has been selected for inclusion in the 13th Annual Los Angeles Shorts Fest in July 2009.
In August 2010, he won an award for the concept of his shortmovie Bipolar - A Narration of Manic Depression, which received great feedback, was screened at several Film Festivals in the USA and also won an "Award of Merit" at the Accolade Competition in California, in 2012.
In March 2004, with Blunt performing in the support role for Katie Melua in Manchester, Alex McCann of "Designer Magazine" wrote, "Blunt's ascendance is a dead cert and this time next year it isn't that far removed from reality to suggest that a number 1 album, Brit Award and countless accolade's will be his for the taking."
It was a horizontal tricolor, with red (top), white and green stripes; in the middle, an emblem composed by a quiver, accolade to a war trophy, with four arrows that symbolized the four provinces forming the "Po federation"; all within a crown of bay.
It was this accolade which was the essential act in creating a knight, and a simpler ceremony developed, conferring knighthood merely by striking or touching the knight-to-be on the shoulder with a sword, or "dubbing" him, as is still done today.
Jones described McMahon as his "only real rival" in modern day football for the accolade of "hardest man in football".
Named to the team just minutes before the contest, she went on to collect a career-best four wickets for 34 runs, and scored 17 not out, earning herself the player of the match accolade.
On 14 April 2011, he was awarded the Legion of Honor (France's highest accolade) by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in recognition of his efforts to promote interfaith dialogue.
The announcement of the tour follows the success of the band’s latest Top 30 album, "Getting Over The Storm", which was awarded BBC Radio 2's 'Album Of The Week' accolade and received 5-star reviews from the UK's music press on its release in September 2013.
The Audio Engineering Society (AES) awarded Sennheiser a fellowship in 1976, an honorary membership in 1980, and with its highest accolade, the AES Gold Medal, in 2002.
The Cricketers (1867) Arms in Windham Road has the accolade of being the oldest pub in Bournemouth.
The Edda Award is an accolade bestowed by The Icelandic Film and Television Academy (IKSA), and is the most prominent film and television award in Iceland.
The pitch is recognised as being one of the best in English football, and has been nominated five times in the last nine seasons for best Premier League pitch, an accolade it won in 2010–11 among other awards.
This was a maximum accolade given that this award at the time, since the actual award would not be established until 2002 for Latin MTV.

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