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compensate
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compensate
Used in
Bleak House
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  • I have compensated myself for that disappointment by coming here since and being of some small use to her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What was to ensue when we found her and what could compensate us for this loss of time were questions also that I could not possibly dismiss; my mind was quite tortured by long dwelling on such reflections when we stopped.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • However, Volumnia, in the course of her bird-like hopping about and pecking at papers, has alighted on a memorandum concerning herself in the event of "anything happening" to her kinsman, which is handsome compensation for an extensive course of reading and holds even the dragon Boredom at bay.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: he compensates with extra effort
as in: she is generously compensated
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