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recompense
used in Frankenstein

3 uses
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Definition
to compensate for loss

or more rarely:  to pay or reward
  • I had saved a human being from destruction, and as a recompense I now writhed under the miserable pain of a wound which shattered the flesh and bone.
    Chapter 16 (65% in)
  • There was a show of gratitude and worship in his attachment to my mother, differing wholly from the doting fondness of age, for it was inspired by reverence for her virtues and a desire to be the means of, in some degree, recompensing her for the sorrows she had endured, but which gave inexpressible grace to his behaviour to her.
    Chapter 1 (40% in)
  • Yet it is in your power to recompense me, and deliver them from an evil which it only remains for you to make so great, that not only you and your family, but thousands of others, shall be swallowed up in the whirlwinds of its rage.
    Chapter 10 (77% in)

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