American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Merited or earned: a richly deserved punishment.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of deserve.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. properly earned; warranted; merited. Opposite of
- adj. properly deserved
“Such preeminently was the title deserved by Mrs. Van Alstine, the "Patriot mother of the Mohawk Valley.”
“Whichever squad won the title deserved to, Juve like any other," Del Piero said, according to the ANSA news agency.”
“In my view, if you want to use the word deserved, they deserved something from the game themselves.”
“Warren Buffett of Berkshire-Hathaway operates on the premise of what they call "deserved trust," enabling them to do deals faster and at less cost, and to operate with high efficiency-with what two Stanford professors called "the lowest ratio of corporate overhead to investor capital among all major corporations" in the world.”
“Giving lots of failing grades, even if they are well-deserved, is a bitter pill for most teachers to swallow.”
“McCain deserved to lose because he held his tongue on Obama's associations with Rev. Wright, ACORN, Bill Ayres,”
“So far, the only person who has spoken out in a manner that makes it sound like "he got what he deserved" is the certifiable Randall Terry.”
“Mufasa gets the kingdom, gets the beautiful wife, has a pretty cool son — but how deserved is all that good fortune?”
“Whatever Saddam Hussein deserved, it had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks.”
“Grayson added that Palin deserved credit for getting through the entire hour-long program without quitting.”
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