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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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MBEMBE /ˌem biː ˈiː/ noun [countable]  PG (Member of the Order of the British Empire) a special honour given to some British people for things they have done for their country
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MBEHe may be an MBE, but Moorhouse has little time for Britain's sporting establishment.She was made an MBE for her services to bridge in 1975.An MBE! ... If she was right ... But of course she wasn't.In 1919 he was appointed MBE.He was appointed MBE, but those who knew him thought he deserved much more.In 1975 she was appointed MBE.But my greatest thrill of all came in 1987 with the MBE investiture for services to broadcasting journalism.
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