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recompense
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
to compensate for loss

or more rarely:  to pay or reward
  • Having declared her intention of staying till the master could get about again, "wage or no wage," she had found a certain recompense in keeping a strong hand over her mistress, scolding her for "moithering" herself, and going about all day without changing her cap, and looking as if she was "mushed."
    3.8 -- Book 3 Chapter 8 -- Daylight on the Wreck (25% in)

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