(1) The ├ö├ç├┐little├ö├ç├û was the traditional honorific indicating that the kid was a prodigy.(2) In 1827 he was given the resurrected dignity of lord high admiral, intended as an honorific title, but his clumsy attempts to make its nominal authority effective led to his resignation after only fifteen months.(3) On the flip side, though, it's a nearly infallible sign of personality problems when a PhD insists on the honorific ├ö├ç├┐Dr.├ö├ç├û(4) He decided to avoid the use of a name or honorific , and just try a question.(5) Many Mexican officers held honorific commissions but knew little about military matters.(6) His use of ├ö├ç├┐Mister├ö├ç├û in front of first names was a kind of honorific : people deserved more respect than simple blurting out their name.(7) Although a mother, grandmother and widow, Rizza gets angry when addressed as ├ö├ç├┐Ibu├ö├ç├û, the standard Indonesian honorific for women of her status.(8) They refused to use honorific titles and deferential forms of address such as your excellency, my lord, because they were not literally true.(9) Those with titles of nobility, honorific titles, academic titles, and other professional titles prefer to be addressed by those titles, but like people to avoid calling too much attention to a person's position.(10) Addressing opponents with an honorific needlessly elevates them, so stick to first names.(11) His son, Kim Jong Il, fought off a number of contenders before being announced as successor, and has earned himself the honorific title of ├ö├ç├┐Dear Leader├ö├ç├û.(12) The president will determine whether the individual is to continue in the endowed or honorific position and will notify the individual of the decision.(13) The Constitution vests the supreme command in the President but this, as the Constitution makes clear, is an honorific office.(14) For no especially good reason, I tend to jump right in with the first name if the person is actually in my field, but use an honorific for someone in another discipline.(15) But, again, honorific titles such as ├ö├ç├┐research professor├ö├ç├û or simply ├ö├ç├┐professor├ö├ç├û are both sought and given.(16) When the The New York Times decides to use honorific titles on second reference, it does so to establish consistency of usage and a level of diction that suggests formality and seriousness of purpose.