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compensate
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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.
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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as in: he compensates with extra effort Define
make up for; or adjust for
as in: she is generously compensated Define
to make payment to someone (often in amends for a loss or inconvenience they suffered)
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