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compensate
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Washington Square
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  • I do admit that, and that is why I shall make no row about the wine; I shall set it down as compensation to Lavinia.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There was nothing in it that appealed for pity, and he was even a little disappointed at her not giving him an opportunity to make up for his harshness by some manifestation of liberality which should operate as a compensation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The voyage was indeed uncomfortable, and Catherine, on arriving in New York, had not the compensation of "going off," in her father's phrase, with Morris Townsend.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She was on the point of asking him whether it were not a compensation for this annoyance that the poor girl who had the misfortune to bring it upon him, loved him so dearly and believed in him so truly; but she hesitated, thinking that this would perhaps seem an exacting speech, and while she hesitated, he suddenly left her.  (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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