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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of recompense.

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Examples

  • The Mysteress had smiled demurely: “I daresay I have my recompenses to balance out the drawbacks.”

    One Year’s Worth of Woe « A Fly in Amber

  • "If Lebanon can find a more durable social contract in the years to come," Mr. Young writes, "it will do so thanks to the efforts of modest men and women, those who have a realistic understanding of the recompenses and constraints of their system, not the visionaries who will burden the system with their egoism."

    The Revolution That Wasn't

  • All the other powers of literature are coy and haughty, they must be long courted, and at last are not always gained; but Criticism is a goddess easy of access and forward of advance, who will meet the slow, and encourage the timorous; the want of meaning she supplies with words, and the want of spirit she recompenses with malignity.

    How to Be a Book Critic - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • All the other powers of literature are coy and haughty, they must be long courted, and at last are not always gained; but Criticism is a goddess easy of access and forward of advance, who will meet the slow, and encourage the timorous; the want of meaning she supplies with words, and the want of spirit she recompenses with malignity.

    How to Be a Book Critic - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Lady recompenses her Mother's careful Education with some beggarly Beau, or rake − hell Gamester, who, perhaps, never had Luck in his Life but in winning of her.

    Exilius

  • These promised recompenses mean nothing to me unless they entail a refund of 'overpaid' tax.

    John Rentoul today puts Trevor Kavanagh and myself in the...

  • It is scarcely to be imagined that nature bestows recompenses, but it is probable that the blood of women being milder, their fibres harden less quickly.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Guster has some recompenses for her many privations.

    Bleak House

  • A day comes when they make amends for all the pain they gave us; they repay us for the pangs, the keenness of which they recognize, in joys a hundred-fold, even as God, they tell us, recompenses our good works.

    The Magic Skin

  • She is not rich, but offers such and such little recompenses for the little cares and derangements of such services; and I graciously — to do everything graciously is a part of my character — consent to accept them.

    Little Dorrit

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