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 Meanings and Examples of COMPENSATION
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 n.  something given or received as payment as for a service or loss or injury
Classic Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  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
Context  Highlight   In III
2  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
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
3  That river was to be my compensation for the lost freedom of the farming country.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: I
4  Some slaveholders thought it not much loss to allow Mr. Covey to have their slaves one year, for the sake of the training to which they were subjected, without any other compensation.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
5  The gratification afforded by the triumph was a full compensation for whatever else might follow, even death itself.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
6  It was almost compensation for my suffering to witness, once more, a manifestation of kindness from this, my once affectionate old mistress.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
7  His satisfaction in which happy imposition on us, and in having preserved the impenetrable secret of the box, appeared to be a sufficient compensation to him for all his tortures.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM'LY
8  It's his only compensation for the outward restraints he puts upon himself.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
9  But in compensation he gave no quarter to the enemy either.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 14
10  I am quite sure that it is the only compensation you have left it in your power to make.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
11  So the compensation was only three hundred pounds, and they made out as if it was more of a gift than legal compensation, because it was really the man's own fault.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
12  It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In X
13  Arina Vlasyevna agreed with her husband, but that was small compensation since she saw her son only at meals, and was now absolutely afraid to address him.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
14  I don't order it or allow it, but I don't exact compensation either.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XV
15  After a while the Tsar's decree came: to set the merchant free and give him a compensation that had been awarded.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER XIII
Example Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  You will need to seek professional advice about your claim for compensation.
2  This may affect your entitlement to compensation.
3  Walter argues that the Convention guarantees compensation whenever a citizen is deprived of property.
4  They lodged a compensation claim against the factory.
5  They have a valid claim to compensation.
6  They faced interminable legal hassles if they wanted to claim compensation.
7  If the goods prove defective, the customer has the right to compensation.
8  The family has instructed solicitors to sue Thomson for compensation.
9  The question of compensation comes into focus.
10  And workers' compensation payments to professional athletes would be offset by any payments available under a labor contract.
11  He claimed compensation for loss of earnings.
12  He received one year's salary as compensation for loss of office.
13  She received compensation from the government for the damage caused to her property.
14  Such factors relate to the conduct of the employee and the total compensation received.
15  There are an estimated 86000 survivors around the world and almost half of them could be eligible for payments from the compensation fund.