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They retired jersey #23 in homage to Michael Jordan.
  respect or loyalty; or something done to show respect or loyalty
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homage homages
Artists often say they are paying homage to another artist when they include a recognizable aspect of the prior artist’s work in the new work. Film buffs commonly see this.
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  • They retired jersey #23 in homage to Michael Jordan.
  • Members of the community lined the street to pay homage to the fallen soldier.
  • Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.
    Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • "Taps" is also played at funerals, a way of paying homage to lost comrades.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore

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  • As the son of Macon Dead the first, he paid homage to his own father’s life and death by loving what that father had loved: property, good solid property, the bountifulness of life.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • So I told Hassan the story while he was reading the book and then he decided to start saying fug as an homage to Mailer—and because you can say it in class without getting in trouble.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • He’d seen it more than any other film, always citing the nods to Hitchcock, the many witty homages—though he’d never made clear his love of Hitchcock in the first place.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • People visited him to pay homage and kiss his hand because they were tired of war and suicide bombings.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I realize then that if someone could see us, it might look like I am paying him homage.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • They left reluctantly, but left permanently and returned only on sporadic visits to pay homage to the relatives too old or too stubborn to leave.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • Homage to devoted hours in pursuit of a noble scientific goal which just this day has seen the light of triumph.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I have named this one Torontodalisque: Homage to Ingres, because of the pose, and the rubber plant like a fan behind her.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • He sprang the clasp of my brassiere with one accomplished flick of the thumb, and bent to pay a skilled homage to my breasts.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • There were still nights when Derek would come back home after feeding on another gift from Vivienne or from some other vampire paying him homage.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • To the best of their knowledge the American forest was the last place on earth that was not paying homage to God.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • The bomber, soon to be named Tokyo Rose as a mocking homage to the women who broadcast Japanese propaganda, was piloted by Captain Ralph Steakley.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He was just proud enough to demand the most debasing homage of the slave, and quite servile enough to crouch, himself, at the feet of the master.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • He did not pray but paid homage to the cathedral itself.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • She acknowledged their homage by bending her head, and giving them a quick look.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • All gods who receive homage are cruel.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • This was not a very ceremonious way of rendering homage to a patron saint, but I believe Old Clem stood in that relation towards smiths.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • On, on we flew; and our offing gained, the Moss did homage to the blast; ducked and dived her bows as a slave before the Sultan.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • A little knot of people collected on the footpath to pay homage to the snorting motor.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • They had done nothing to deserve it; and it was adding insult to injury, as the thing was done here, swinging them up in this cold-blooded, impersonal way, without a pretense of apology, without the homage of a tear.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • As one, the warriors knelt, baring their heads in homage to Ajihad.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • If thou my homage wilt not scorn, Thy fortune, watched by envious eyes, On wings of poesy upborne Shall be exalted to the skies.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • And then people tell me about pilgrimages to some dank pesthole in a jungle where they go to do homage to a crumbling temple, to a leering stone monster with a pot belly, created by some leprous savage.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • I am not worthy to love you, but to do homage to you is the duty of every man who is not a perfect beast!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • "Dean Wormer" (as Jai dubbed him in homage to the film Animal House) was concerned that Disney would suck all this "intellectual property" out of my head that rightfully belonged to the university.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • He gathered quite a following of lads interested in the exhibition; and one that had cut his finger and had been a centre of fascination and homage up to this time, now found himself suddenly without an adherent, and shorn of his glory.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • As I grew up I improved in beauty, wit, and every graceful accomplishment, in the midst of pleasures, hopes, and respectful homage.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • But I have made the trial in homage to Christmas, and I’ll keep my Christmas humour to the last.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • But had it been possible to choose an ancestor, she would have chosen Nat Taggart, in voluntary homage and with all of her gratitude.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Oh, and how rich and poor, black and white, weak and powerful, young and old, all came to pay their homage-many realizing the Leader’s worth and their loss only now with his passing.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • With boisterous mirth they dropped upon their knees in a body and did mock homage to their prey.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • CHAPTER I. Napoleon began the war with Russia because he could not resist going to Dresden, could not help having his head turned by the homage he received, could not help donning a Polish uniform and yielding to the stimulating influence of a June morning, and could not refrain from bursts of anger in the presence of Kurakin and then of Balashev.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The lands of Pleasance, Pavia, Petersaint, and the Port of Tremble yielded him homage.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • What Italian would refuse him homage?
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Others there are Who, trimm’d in forms and visages of duty, Keep yet their hearts attending on themselves; And, throwing but shows of service on their lords, Do well thrive by them, and when they have lin’d their coats, Do themselves homage: these fellows have some soul; And such a one do I profess myself.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • As Peter’s eminence spread, new shrines were built on top of the old, and now, the homage stretched 440 feet overhead to the top of Michelangelo’s dome, the apex positioned directly over the original tomb within a fraction of an inch.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • And yet, wretched cripple as I made myself by this act of homage to Dora, I walked miles upon miles daily in the hope of seeing her.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He had stayed beside her in the box just as long as convention demanded, making way for His Royal Highness, and for the host of admirers who in a continued procession came to pay homage to the queen of fashion.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • At each previous visit he had made to Rome, he had solicited and obtained the same favor; and incited as much by a religious feeling as by gratitude, he was unwilling to quit the capital of the Christian world without laying his respectful homage at the feet of one of St. Peter’s successors who has set the rare example of all the virtues.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Let us confess, that, taking it all in all, this sweeping is a homage which the sewer pays to civilization, and as, from this point of view, Tartuffe’s conscience is a progress over the Augean stables, it is certain that the sewers of Paris have been improved.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Damn him! he will have the whole province doing him homage; he can get on without the likes of us.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • I bring no overture of war, no taxation of homage; I hold the olive in my hand: my words are as full of peace as matter.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • He was usually called Old Stephen, in a kind of rough homage to the fact.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • ] I know the boy will well usurp the grace, Voice, gait, and action, of a gentlewoman; I long to hear him call the drunkard husband; And how my men will stay themselves from laughter When they do homage to this simple peasant.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • Never minstrel, or by whatever more suitable name David should be known, drew upon his talents in the presence of more insensible auditors; though considering the singleness and sincerity of his motive, it is probable that no bard of profane song ever uttered notes that ascended so near to that throne where all homage and praise is due.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • She took it with a natural gesture, as if she had been prepared for that homage, and then she uncovered her face and gave her thanks with a smile.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
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