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Gone with the Wind
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  • I haven’t starved, and I am making enough money out of the South’s death throes to compensate me for my lost birthright.
  • And so I’ve lived and I’ve had a good time…… When I think of my brother, living among the sacred cows of Charleston, and most reverent toward them, and remember his stodgy wife and his Saint Cecilia Balls and his everlasting rice fields—then I know the compensation for breaking with the system.

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  • And into the bargain I’ll bet your mother told you that women must bear ’these things’ because of the compensating joys of motherhood.

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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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