from The Century Dictionary.
- Making amends or compensation.
- noun That which compensates; compensation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare Compensation.
- adjective Affording compensation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective that
- noun obsolete
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And he seems quite aware and compensative of this phenomenon.
The greater the infringement, the greater will be the need for this compensative defense.
In this great function the liver is an organ correlative or compensative to the lungs, whose office is similar.
There is a favorite compensative theory that man is miraculously self-adaptive to all circumstances, and that deprived of modern comforts and luxuries he would only become more vigorous and independent -- that in fact he was on the whole considerably happier under a feudal baron than he has been since.
The compensative interpretation of joy and sorrow may bring an answer of peace to a man's soul, or it may not.
M. César promised a compensative proportion of all three qualities, could I only "draw him out"; and besides, he was not like M.. Canning's "Knife-Grinder," -- for, evidently, he _had_ a story to tell.
It is almost impossible to recall the joys and sorrows of life without having some thought of their compensative relation.
It is one of the few compensative gifts nature has made to my unlucky race, the rare gift of song, and I had a good voice, a deep resonant baritone, and happily for my credit the chance selection my young mistress made was well adapted to its scope, and with fair success I sang, my deep bass harmonizing well with the flute-like sweetness of her soprano.
Also in “Proverbial Philosophy,” especially as to the “Future of Animals,” and their too shameful treatment in this world, one good reason for a compensative existence.
I do not say that they are provided against by any strictly compensative arrangements, though I shall bring forward and specify things which others may take as compensatory, in respect to law and justice, if they choose.