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  • The Heisman Trophy is the highest accolade in college football.
  • Accolades just wash off them, they shy away from the spotlight, but in the end they have one precious reward-when their days of combat are over, they know precisely who they are and what they stand for.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • And every time she’d risen to a new thousand, she received so many accolades, and felt she was repaying Annie in particular, that it drove her on.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "However," Kvothe continued, "in spite of these accolades he seems to be a bit innocent of the ways of the world as demonstrated by his plentiful lack of wit in making a near-suicidal attack on what I guess is the first of the folk he has ever had the luck to see."
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • And I recognized it for the accolade it was.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Tonight, three thousand miles from home, the accolade had resurfaced to haunt him at the lecture he had given.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He duly accepted their accolades and then walked clumsily away, as if his boots were made of lead.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • You had to be rude at least sometimes and edgy often to be credited with "personality," and without that accolade no one at Devon could be anyone.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Glick and Macri, at the camerlegno’s suggestion, had nobly agreed to provide light to the quest, although considering what accolades awaited them if they got out of here alive, their motivations were certainly suspect.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • This work is about the "long run," not just for today, for any possible accolades or to meet funding deadlines—but for the adequate and full protection, health and balance, as Native elders say, of our young people seven generations from now.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running

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  • 15 Appropriate that a work so much concerned with women, young and beautiful or seemingly so like the goddesses, judicious like Queen Arete, wise like Penelope, should include this accolade, this pageant of storied beauties some of whom enjoyed the supreme privilege of marriage with a god, the gracious infusion of divine strength in mortal stock that antiquity called the Sacred Marriage (hieros gamos), a stumbling block to some in later classical days and a scandal to Christianů
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • 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 thanů
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • I remembered his tiny leaps up toward me after the VMI game and I regretted I had not looked down from the shoulders of my roommates, from the accolades of the crowd, looked down and done the right thing for once in my life, the grand and perfect gesture.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • If it is accolades you desire, mighty dwarf, then you shall have them!
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • He shrugged as if modesty prevented him from accepting their accolades.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • And while she did, she found herself agreeing with Sarah’s accolade.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Everyone screamed, "Connor!" who received the accolade with typical bravura, wiping away fake tears.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Frankie, whose manly power to charm women was always impressive, received the highest accolade in my mother’s power.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • He was devout in his desire to be a good man; he would bestow the accolade of his love upon nothing but a Virgin; he would marry himself to none but a Pure Woman.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • They are doubly dangerous in their vicious ire Because they destroy us with what we admire, And their piety, which gains them an accolade, Is a tool to slay us with a sacred blade.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • It seemed he could see the crystal light still, in the sardonic hall of his memory; hear the shout of accolade, empty in a husked land that stood even then hopeless against a gray ocean of time.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • They were also admitted into the Nuevo Leon Sports Hall of Fame, and to cap off their accolades, the headmasters of Nuevo Leon University and Tec de Monterrey presented each player with a full scholarship for the remainder of his education.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • But in fact she needed to hear whatever Esther had to say Esther said a number of useless things but she needed to know someone was out there preparing a space, making time for her and uttering her name and passing on stray accolades from whatever shadowy source.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • "Rise, Sir Miles Hendon, Knight," said the King, gravely—giving the accolade with Hendon’s sword—"rise, and seat thyself.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Actually he accorded President Bush the highest accolade, the gold-plated Congressional Medal of Honor awarded by the surf gods: He’s a real dude, man, a real dude.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Being hailed as "a good man," Herb had my mother’s highest accolade, one she bestowed on very few.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Eugene shrank back gently as the little man walked past him: that small priestly figure in black bore on him the awful accolade of his great Mistress, that smooth face had heard the unutterable, seen the unknowable.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Regis accepted the spokesman’s offer and all of the other numerous gifts that rolled in from every city, for though he hadn’t truly earned the accolades awarded him, he justified his good fortune by considering himself a partner of the unassuming drow.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
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