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  • v. Present participle of recompense.

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Examples

  • God, in recompensing men's services, has an eye to the principle they go upon in those services, and rewards according to those principles; and there is no principle of obedience that will be more acceptable to God, nor have a greater influence upon us, than a believing confidence in God.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • There was a show of gratitude and worship in his attachment to my mother, differing wholly from the doating fondness of age, for it was inspired by reverence for her virtues, and a desire to be the means of, in some degree, recompensing her for the sorrows she had endured, but which gave inexpressible grace to his behaviour to her.

    Chapter 1

  • As in some cases these deposits represented several percent or more of the authorities annual operating budgets – so not recompensing them would have had disastrous effects on the services these councils provide (in the UK local authorities have very little real power to raise additional local taxes or issue bonds so it would have to be services that would be cut to meet any budget shortfall).

    Matthew Yglesias » The IMF in Iceland

  • Other major investors were big UK pension funds which are to some degree underwritten by the state – so again not recompensing them directly would have still cost us money if any of them had gone bust.

    Matthew Yglesias » The IMF in Iceland

  • "The spirit of the work is that you are recompensing society and restoring the community to its whole," said Ms. Swern.

    No Free Ride for Celebrities

  • The investment bankers who could see in retrospect that they had been negligent should be devoting their private fortunes to recompensing as many people as they can.

    2009 July 23 « Sigmund, Carl and Alfred

  • Your unwillingness to admit that the Bible did not protect rape victims in any modern sense of that terminology, nor did it prohibit rape as opposed to merely recompensing the victim's father, is a case in point.

    Inigo Montoya Addresses Fundamentalists

  • ROBERTS: But, you know, the -- the auction fetching more for a lot of these items than was thought, would, you know, certainly go to some distance toward recompensing these people.

    CNN Transcript Nov 16, 2009

  • This is not about the Law, Imogen, it is that you hate and blame me for the death of your son and this is your manner of recompensing me.

    City of Ashes

  • That which interests the whole world is to know whether it is not better to admit a rewarding and avenging God, recompensing hidden good actions, and punishing secret crimes, than to admit no God at all.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

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