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Definition an award or public praise
  • The Heisman Trophy is the highest accolade in college football.
accolade = an award or public praise
  • 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
  • accolade = public praise
  • 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
  • accolades = public praise and/or awards
  • He duly accepted their accolades and then walked clumsily away, as if his boots were made of lead.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • If it is accolades you desire, mighty dwarf, then you shall have them!
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • Frankie, whose manly power to charm women was always impressive, received the highest accolade in my mother's power.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • 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
  • 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
  • "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
  • He shrugged as if modesty prevented him from accepting their accolades.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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