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Measure for Measure
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as in: its main redeeming quality is... Define
to make up for something bad; or to save
  • Better it were a brother died at once
    Than that a sister, by redeeming him,
    Should die for ever.

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  • Our dog is dirty, noisy, and ill-behaved, but her redeeming quality is that she is so loving.
  • It’s been a terrible season, but the team has a shot at redemption if they can beat their cross-town rival.

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  • Ignominy in ransom and free pardon Are of two houses; lawful mercy Is nothing kin to foul redemption.
  • Which had you rather,—that the most just law Now took your brother’s life; or, to redeem him, Give up your body to such sweet uncleanness As she that he hath stain’d?

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  • I do make myself believe that you may most uprighteously do a poor wronged lady a merited benefit; redeem your brother from the angry law; do no stain to your own gracious person; and much please the absent duke, if peradventure he shall ever return to have hearing of this business.
  • O worthy duke, You bid me seek redemption of the devil: Hear me yourself; for that which I must speak Must either punish me, not being believ’d, Or wring redress from you; hear me, O, hear me here!
  • Here is in our prison a common executioner, who in his office lacks a helper; if you will take it on you to assist him, it shall redeem you from your gyves; if not, you shall have your full time of imprisonment, and your deliverance with an unpitied whipping; for you have been a notorious bawd.
  • I have begun, And now I give my sensual race the rein: Fit thy consent to my sharp appetite; Lay by all nicety and prolixious blushes That banish what they sue for: redeem thy brother By yielding up thy body to my will; Or else he must not only die the death, But thy unkindness shall his death draw out To lingering sufferance: answer me to-morrow, Or, by the affection that now guides me most, I’ll prove a tyrant to him.

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as in: its main redeeming quality is... Define
to make up for something bad; or to save
as in: redeem the coupon Define
to exchange something such as a coupon or voucher for something of value
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