- Call gave the extra salt to the drunk at the hardware store to compensate him a little for the use of his wagon.Chapters 97-98 (13% in)
- Augustus had fried the eggs hard as marbles to compensate for the coffee grains, and when they looked done to him he poured the grease into the big three-gallon syrup can they used for a grease bucket.Chapters 5-6 (18% in)
- Once when the buffalo hunter was reloading, Gus took a quick shot at him, raising his barrel to compensate for the range.Chapters 56-57 (28% in)
There are no more uses of "compensate" in Lonesome Dove.
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