I only mean that I suppose some compensation is fair and reasonable in that sort of marriage.’
’Compensation to the lady, sir?’ asked Mr. Wickfield gravely.
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.
’She has been an angel, mother,’ returned Steerforth, ’for a little while; and has run into the opposite extreme, since, by way of compensation.’
If there is any other compensation —’
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.
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?
It’s his only compensation for the outward restraints he puts upon himself.
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.
There are no more uses of "compensate" in the book.