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used in A Tale of Two Cities

3 uses
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to compensate for loss

or more rarely:  to pay or reward
  • They will recompense him now, I hope, as he deserves.
    2.24 — Drawn to the Loadstone Rock (49% in)
  • As Young Jerry, thus encouraged, went on a few yards in advance, to plant the stool in the shadow of the Bar, Mr. Cruncher added to himself: "Jerry, you honest tradesman, there's hopes wot that boy will yet be a blessing to you, and a recompense to you for his mother!"
    2.14 — The Honest Tradesman (**% in)
  • He was happy in the return he had made her, he was recompensed for his suffering, he was proud of his strength.
    3.6 — Triumph (99% in)

There are no more uses of "recompense" in A Tale of Two Cities.

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