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compensate
used in The House of Mirth

5 uses
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  • Most timidities have such secret compensations, and Miss Bart was discerning enough to know that the inner vanity is generally in proportion to the outer self-depreciation.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 (69% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Anxious as he was to avoid personal notice, he took, in the printed mention of his name, a pleasure so exquisite and excessive that it seemed a compensation for his shrinking from publicity.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 (66% in)
  • She finds compensations, no doubt—I know she borrows money of Gus—but then I'd PAY her to keep him in a good humour, so I can't complain, after all."
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 (21% in)
  • If there were compensating qualities in her wide frank glance and the freshness of her smile, these were qualities which only the sympathetic observer would perceive before noticing that her eyes were of a workaday grey and her lips without haunting curves.
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 (24% in)
  • She understood clearly enough that, even if she could ever learn to compete with hands formed from childhood for their special work, the small pay she received would not be a sufficient addition to her income to compensate her for such drudgery.
    2.10 -- Book 2 Chapter 10 (92% in)

There are no more uses of "compensate" in The House of Mirth.

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