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It was inadequate remuneration to make up for his expenses.
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remuneration remunerations remunerated remunerative remunerate remunerating
Standard suffix:  The suffix, "-tion" converts the verb remunerate to a noun.
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  • It was inadequate remuneration to make up for his expenses.
  • Our policy is that employees cannot dispense "special" favors or privileges to anyone, even when there is no remuneration in return.
  • Now will I look to his remuneration.
    Shakespeare, William  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • "The remuneration can scarcely repay you," said Kate.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

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  • "Also I should like to know about risks, out-of-pocket expenses, time required and remuneration, and so forth"-by which he meant: "What am I going to get out of it? and am I going to come back alive?"
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • ...from the simplest requests at a remuneration of ten centimos up to a peseta for...
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • three farthings, remuneration.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Along with the letter was a severance check, which would be my final remuneration from Beaufort County.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • His duties were primarily those of constable, customs inspector, and when needed, executioner; his title came from the wooden "lock" or scoop that hung from his belt, with which he was entitled to take a percentage of each bag of grain sold in the Thursday market: the remuneration of his office.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • It is, of course, well known to you that in a successful banking business as much depends upon our being able to find remunerative investments for our funds as upon our increasing our connection and the number of our depositors.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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  • So, Mr. Trabb measured and calculated me in the parlor, as if I were an estate and he the finest species of surveyor, and gave himself such a world of trouble that I felt that no suit of clothes could possibly remunerate him for his pains.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • It was not a very arduous office, but very pleasantly remunerative.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • The last mile I performed on foot, having dismissed the chaise and driver with the double remuneration I had promised.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • And after such classification he avoided the things that hurt, the restrictions and restraints, in order to enjoy the satisfactions and the remunerations of life.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Nor, considered aright, does it seem any argument in favour of the gradual extinction of the Sperm Whale, for example, that in former years (the latter part of the last century, say) these Leviathans, in small pods, were encountered much oftener than at present, and, in consequence, the voyages were not so prolonged, and were also much more remunerative.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • It had not been easy or remunerative to persist as librarian in Fort Repose.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Mr. Gradgrind overwhelmed him with thanks, of course; and hinted as delicately as he could, at a handsome remuneration in money.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Although idealistic Westerners like Ziemer who work at the Pheriche clinic receive no remuneration and must even pay their own travel expenses to and from Nepal, it is a prestigious posting that attracts highly qualified applicants from around the world.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • On the other hand he had a distinct and painful recollection they paid his wife, Madam Marion Tweedy who had been prominently associated with it at one time, a very modest remuneration indeed for her pianoplaying.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • They are kind people, and though I have on more than one occasion tonight offered remuneration for their hospitality, they will not hear of it.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • But against all this it may be urged that it is easier to reward two thousand soldiers, for the former may be remunerated by giving them places, which must perforce be conferred upon men of their calling, while the latter can only be recompensed out of the very property of the master they serve; but this impossibility only strengthens my argument.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • As to any differences among themselves these clerical proficients might develop on the stand, these could hardly be greater than the direct contradictions exchanged between the remunerated medical experts.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • For corn,’ said Mrs. Micawber argumentatively, ’as I have repeatedly said to Mr. Micawber, may be gentlemanly, but it is not remunerative.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I don’t want to pay too large a price for my friend, but I want you to have your proper percentage and be remunerated for your loss of time.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Thus trade flourishes—civilization advances; peace is kept; new dresses are wanted for new assemblies every week; and the last year’s vintage of Lafitte will remunerate the honest proprietor who reared it.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Obviously, domestic service hadn’t given them hiv, but it did describe their economic desperation—working for Haiti’s elite was rarely pleasant or remunerative.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • ’The remuneration can scarcely repay you,’ said Kate.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • After a long seclusion she had come to a resolve to undertake outdoor work in her native village, the busiest season of the year in the agricultural world having arrived, and nothing that she could do within the house being so remunerative for the time as harvesting in the fields.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • But a glance on the great picture of life will show, that the duties of self-denial, and the sacrifice of passion to principle, are seldom thus remunerated; and that the internal consciousness of their high-minded discharge of duty, produces on their own reflections a more adequate recompense, in the form of that peace which the world cannot give or take away.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • This "gambling" method of remuneration was practiced by some of the burial companies because of the tremendous "turnover" in policyholders, and the companies had to have a constant stream of new business to keep afloat.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • …hoeing or chopping, and not feel lonesome, because he is employed; but when he comes home at night he cannot sit down in a room alone, at the mercy of his thoughts, but must be where he can "see the folks," and recreate, and, as he thinks, remunerate himself for his day’s solitude; and hence he wonders how the student can sit alone in the house all night and most of the day without ennui and "the blues"; but he does not realize that the student, though in the house, is still at work…
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • It was certainly true that Miss Stackpole, during her visit to Paris, which had been professionally more remunerative than her English sojourn, had not been living in the world of dreams.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Without expecting to be remunerated she signed over her apartment to you this spring and moved somewhere else.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Accepting remunerations for favorable decisions, that sort of thing.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • This ability proved far more remunerative than my novel.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • In addition, surveying proved highly remunerative.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • My uncle had great difficulty in making them accept a sufficient and proper remuneration.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Every service has its price, and they are remunerated in proportion to what they have done.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • "Quite remunerative, yes," Lyle mused.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • She made repeated efforts to obtain some kind of remuneration for her service with the Union forces.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • In some way the time they seem to lose is redeemed, and the pains they seem to take remunerate themselves.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • And the remuneration?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • I don’t say I’d give up what I’m making and go back to patroling—both jobs have their remunerations.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • The bearded robber quickly got through with his searching, and from his growls Duane gathered he had not been well remunerated.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • He has monopolized nearly all the profitable employments, and from those she is permitted to follow, she receives but a scanty remuneration.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton  --  Declaration of Sentiments
  • It’s possible that she viewed older men as father figures and that financial remuneration for sexual favours was simply a convenient bonus.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • For in democracies the working class takes a part in public affairs; and public honors, as well as pecuniary remuneration, may be awarded to those who deserve them.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • It was certainly true that Miss Stackpole, during her visit to Paris, which had been professionally more remunerative than her English sojourn, had not been living in the world of dreams.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Elizabeth handed the black a piece of silver as a remuneration for his loss, which had some effect in again unbending his muscles, and then expressed to her companion her readiness to return homeward.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • And from a scientific standpoint, don’t overlook the fact that the impression of properly remunerated competence which you make on a patient is of just as much importance, in these days of the new psychology, as the drugs you get into him or the operations he lets you get away with.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
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