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as in: a tribute to the great actor Define
praise or something done to express admiration or respect
  • I was moved by her tearful tribute to her deceased colleague.
  • I wrote the song as a tribute to all parents who sacrifice for their children.
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as in: demanded they pay tribute Define
payment by one nation for protection by another;
or: payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence

  • The Second Barbary War ended the American practice of paying tribute to pirates along the north coast of Africa.
  • The Federalist Party adopted the slogan, "Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute."

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  • In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • But he did his job—more than his job—because for the first time in history, two tributes were allowed to win.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • The last tribute standing wins.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The last tribute alive receives a life of ease back home, and their district will be showered with prizes, largely consisting of food.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • I remember seeing the winning tributes with their mentors and stylists.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Before my fellow tribute, Peeta Mellark, announced he was madly in love with me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • PART I "THE TRIBUTES"
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The twenty-four tributes will be imprisoned in a vast outdoor arena that could hold anything from a burning desert to a frozen wasteland.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games

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  • In a normal year, being a mentor to the tributes is the stuff of nightmares.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • But when the Capitol decrees that only one tribute can live and you have the audacity to challenge it, I guess that’s a rebellion in itself.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • I volunteer as tribute!
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Maybe tributes have tried to escape in the past.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • He was already signed up for tesserae, which entitled them to a meager supply of grain and oil in exchange for his entering his name extra times in the drawing to become a tribute.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • A month of tribute winnings can easily provide for a family for a year.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • The time allotted for the tributes to say goodbye to their loved ones.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • To appear weak and frightened, to reassure the other tributes that he is no competition at all, and then come out fighting.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • No wonder the District 12 tributes never stand a chance.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Some of our tributes have still been strong enough to make a go of it.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The Hunger Games aren’t a beauty contest, but the best-looking tributes always seem to pull more sponsors.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Most of the stylists are familiar, constants in the ever-changing pool of tributes.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Since the baggy miner’s jumpsuits are not particularly becoming, our tributes usually end up in skimpy outfits and hats with headlamps.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • One year, our tributes were stark naked and covered in black powder to represent coal dust.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • And we both see it as our job to make the District Twelve tributes unforgettable," says Cinna.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Pairs of tributes are being loaded into chariots pulled by teams of four horses.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The tributes from District 1 ride out in a chariot pulled by snow-white horses.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The tributes from District 11 are just rolling out when Cinna appears with a lighted torch.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • It is traditional to cut away to the faces of the tributes during the speech.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • 6 The Training Center has a tower designed exclusively for the tributes and their teams.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • "Weren’t they worried that some of the tributes might decide to jump right over the side?" says Peeta.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • I’ve never seen tributes on the Training Center roof before.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Did it give them hope, or simply add to their terror when they saw the reality of twenty-four tributes circled together, knowing only one could live?
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • There will be three days in which all the tributes practice together.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The thought of meeting the other tributes face-to-face makes me queasy.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • In the Training Center, they will have weights, but don’t reveal how much you can lift in front of the other tributes.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Anger temporarily blocked out my nervousness about meeting the other tributes, but now I can feel my anxiety rising again.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The other tributes are gathered in a tense circle.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • When Atala begins to read down the list of the skill stations, my eyes can’t help flitting around to the other tributes.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Almost all of the boys and at least half of the girls are bigger than I am, even though many of the tributes have never been fed properly.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The tributes from 1, 2, and 4 traditionally have this look about them.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • It’s technically against the rules to train tributes before they reach the Capitol but it happens every year.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • In District 12, we call them the Career Tributes, or just the Careers.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The other tributes were jealous of us, but not because we were amazing, because our stylists were.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Now I see nothing but contempt in the glances of the Career Tributes.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • I look around at the Career Tributes who are showing off, clearly trying to intimidate the field.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • But they do seem to be keeping their eye on the District 12 tributes.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Most of the other tributes sit alone, like lost sheep.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • What we did, who watched us, how the other tributes size up.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Cut my tongue and turn me into an Avox so I can wait on the future tributes of Panem?
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
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  • "What on earth for?" she wondered, astonished, but at the same time touched by this strange tribute to her power.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Almost any exhibition of complete self-sufficiency draws a stunned tribute from me.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby

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  • It lies upon their eager faces who offered him a coin of the tribute.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • There is an air of prescription about him which is always agreeable to Sir Leicester; he receives it as a kind of tribute.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Mr. Micawber closed this handsome tribute by saying, ’Mr.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Do not be overpowered by such a little tribute of admiration.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • It meant nothing in his terms; in hers, it meant the best tribute she could offer to him and to their marriage.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • It was a tribute to the Overlords’ psychology, and to their careful years of preparation, that only a few people fainted.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • And we gave those troublesome giants on the frontier such a good beating last summer that they pay us tribute now.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • As a tribute to the magic of Venus, the Greeks used her fouryear cycle to organize their Olympiads.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • So this Illuminati artist created four pieces of art that looked religious, but were actually tributes to Earth, Air, Fire, and Water?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • ’But Gandalf spoke of a rumour that they pay tribute to Mordor ’ said Gimli.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Not all the flowers of the town were standing in tribute to the leaders of the Confederacy.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Finally the Chief Elder paid tribute to the hard work of her committee, which had performed the observations so meticulously all year.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • Yet it was to the Clearing that Sethe determined to go—to pay tribute to Halle.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • He received the gifts as tributes, from admirers, to a public character.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The Father of the Marshalsea had never been offered tribute in copper yet.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • That was the first real tribute to herself.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Dick was paying some tribute to things unforgotten, unshriven, unexpurgated.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • They were there to attend tributes to the dead.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • He bowed in that direction, raised his coffee cup in tribute.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • Though he was a stranger to her she accepted his offer of a seat beside him, ignoring that its motive was a mere tribute to her countenance.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Her tribute took that form if, as she vaguely supposed, a picture must be a tribute.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • Each of them spoke and paid tribute to my old professor.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • However this was a tribute to the goddess of fortune, thanks for a long run of luck.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Every year, the Greeks had to pony up a few virgins and send them to Crete as tribute.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • One such letter, a moving tribute to a lost love, was discovered washed up on Long Island last year.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • They stood together over the grave in final tribute.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • "Uh," went on his interviewer, rather pleased by the innocent tribute to the superiority of his store.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • As long as they lived here in this prescribed corner of the city, they paid mute tribute to it.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • Each year Tita prepared it in tribute to her sister’s liberation and she always took special care in arranging the garnish.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Mortenson was a climber and he had decided on the most meaningful tribute he had within him.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • I was paying tribute to that life experience, and to Walt Disney himself, who famously had said, "If you can dream it, you can do it."
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • The Hedestad Courier had published a tribute to the former magnate on his eightieth birthday two years ago, and it included a short sketch.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • That their machinery withstood this hammer-handed treatment was a tribute to their vitality and Eliza’s cookery.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • A SMALL TRIBUTE TO ARTHUR BERG, A STILL-LIVING MAN The Cologne sky was yellow and rotting, flaking at the edges.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • In her center, as in many of the great classical cities, the founders had erected an enduring tribute to the ancients—the Egyptian obelisk.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The fact that they did is some kind of tribute to the thick-willed slug-brained stubbornness of these creatures.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The guards looked in at me as they passed on their rounds, a tribute to my reputation.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • "Wouldn’t that be a fine tribute to Mrs. Spence?"
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Blood was used for a sacred drawing, to pay tribute to a goddess whose influence was being sought.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • There were the Pattons, a couple who lived down the Row, and a girl named Dumonde, whose presence I took to be tribute to me, and Judge Irwin, and us.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • I imagined Kwang in a dark suit and white gloves, his parcels of tribute politely bundled behind him on the dais.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • The kings from whom they’d taken tributes of treasure they now asked for tributes of men.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • That’s probably the strangest tribute this school has had in a hundred and sixty years.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • The pink sky and the monsters in the jungle and the tributes who want your blood become your final reality, the only one that ever mattered.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • She left out individual tributes since she had nothing to say about Miriam and her party.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • She wanted this to be a meaningful tribute to her family, a gift that would last forever.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • The team decided to forfeit the next two games and to dedicate the rest of the season to Rob and to try to win the title as a tribute to him.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • She still feels guilty about not continuing Mama’s tribute of a fresh blossom for the girls every day.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
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