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compensate
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David Copperfield
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compensate
Used in
David Copperfield
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  • It's his only compensation for the outward restraints he puts upon himself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I only mean that I suppose some compensation is fair and reasonable in that sort of marriage.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She has been an angel, mother,' returned Steerforth, 'for a little while; and has run into the opposite extreme, since, by way of compensation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His satisfaction in which happy imposition on us, and in having preserved the impenetrable secret of the box, appeared to be a sufficient compensation to him for all his tortures.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • An angry flush overspread her features; and she said, in an intolerant manner, grasping the arm-chair tightly with her hands: 'What compensation can you make to ME for opening such a pit between me and my son?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The raging agonies I suffer on the night of the Race Ball, where I know the eldest Miss Larkins will be dancing with the military, ought to have some compensation, if there be even-handed justice in the world.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If there is any other compensation ' 'I am looking at the likeness of the face,' interrupted Mr. Peggotty, with a steady but a kindling eye, 'that has looked at me, in my home, at my fireside, in my boat wheer not? smiling and friendly, when it was so treacherous, that I go half wild when I think of it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The glory of lodging over this structure would have compensated him, I dare say, for many inconveniences; but, as there were really few to bear, beyond the compound of flavours I have already mentioned, and perhaps the want of a little more elbow-room, he was perfectly charmed with his accommodation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Compensation to the lady, sir?' asked Mr. Wickfield gravely.  (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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