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 Meanings and Examples of COMPENSATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
compensate
 v.  make amends for; reimburse
Classic Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  The boys dressed themselves, hid their accoutrements, and went off grieving that there were no outlaws any more, and wondering what modern civilization could claim to have done to compensate for their loss.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  So strong was my desire, that I thought a gratification of it would fully compensate for whatever loss of comforts I should sustain by the exchange.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  They had had a hard year, and after the sale of part of the hay and corn, the stores of food for the winter were none too plentiful, but the windmill compensated for everything.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
4  Surely your medical experience would tell you, Watson, that weakness in one limb is often compensated for by exceptional strength in the others.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
5  The winter, however, was spent cheerfully; and although the spring was uncommonly late, when it came its beauty compensated for its dilatoriness.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
6  From his mother he had received only a slight mulatto tinge, amply compensated by its accompanying rich, dark eye.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
7  The Bureau invited continued cooperation with benevolent societies, and declared: "It will be the object of all commissioners to introduce practicable systems of compensated labor," and to establish schools.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
8  While the work of going from door to door and from office to office is hard, disagreeable, and costly in bodily strength, yet it has some compensations.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XII.
9  While my being absent from the school so much unquestionably has its disadvantages, yet there are at the same time some compensations.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XV.
10  But all trials bring their compensations.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
11  Most timidities have such secret compensations, and Miss Bart was discerning enough to know that the inner vanity is generally in proportion to the outer self-depreciation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
12  For two months, however, I was true to my determination; for two months I led a life of such severity as I had never before attained to, and enjoyed the compensations of an approving conscience.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
13  But when Zenobia's doctor recommended her looking about for some one to help her with the house-work the clan instantly saw the chance of exacting a compensation from Mattie.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
14  Anxious as he was to avoid personal notice, he took, in the printed mention of his name, a pleasure so exquisite and excessive that it seemed a compensation for his shrinking from publicity.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
15  That river was to be my compensation for the lost freedom of the farming country.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: I
Example Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  Nothing can compensate for losing my husband.
2  Nothing can compensate for the loss of one's health.
3  A baseball player who is not a speedy runner can compensate by powerful hitting.
4  The government now owns a lot of our land — one possibility would be to compensate us with other property.
5  He said improved trade would compensate for the jobs lost to competition from India's world beating out-sourcing and computer software industries.
6  The price of these products will just compensate the cost of equipment and installation of the line.
7  Adding to the poignancy is that, whatever O'Connor's fate, it will have to involve computer trickery and editing sleight-of-hand to compensate for the actor's absence.
8  To ease financial difficulties, farmers could be compensated for their loss of subsidies.
9  You will need to seek professional advice about your claim for compensation.
10  This may affect your entitlement to compensation.
11  Walter argues that the Convention guarantees compensation whenever a citizen is deprived of property.
12  They lodged a compensation claim against the factory.
13  They have a valid claim to compensation.
14  They faced interminable legal hassles if they wanted to claim compensation.
15  If the goods prove defective, the customer has the right to compensation.