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recompense
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
to compensate for loss

or more rarely:  to pay or reward
  • I have a little boy, younger than you, who knows six Psalms by heart: and when you ask him which he would rather have, a gingerbread-nut to eat or a verse of a Psalm to learn, he says: 'Oh! the verse of a Psalm! angels sing Psalms;' says he, 'I wish to be a little angel here below;' he then gets two nuts in recompense for his infant piety."
    Chapter 4 (50% in)

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