And Mr. Richard Carstone, who has so meritoriously acquitted himself in the—shall I say the classic shades?
They were good qualities, without which no high place can be meritoriously won, but like fire and water, though excellent servants, they were very bad masters.
But he was, in his way, just as bad—I mean as good; and in short it was the old story, and nobody would leave me any possibility of doing anything meritorious.
My meritorious, distinguished, honourable officer!
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Despite numerous potentially meritorious grounds for appeal, Joe’s appointed appellate counsel filed an Anders brief—indicating his belief that there were no legitimate grounds for appeal and no credible basis to complain about the conviction or sentence—and was permitted to withdraw from representing Joe.
Bryan Stevenson -- Just Mercy
In point of meritorious character, the two things seemed about equal.