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 Meanings and Examples of DESERVE
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deserve
 v.  be worthy of; have a right to
Classic Sentence: (195 in 14 pages)
1  Amen," said the Grand Master, with solemnity, "but we must deserve his aid.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
2  If you won't have it, I'll send it to the Duchess as well as the pictures, and she doesn't deserve so much.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
3  But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
4  She would endeavour to be rational, and to deserve the right of judging of Miss Crawford's character, and the privilege of true solicitude for him by a sound intellect and an honest heart.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
5  They shall prove that, as far as you can be deserved by anybody, I do deserve you.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  By that right I do and will deserve you; and when once convinced that my attachment is what I declare it, I know you too well not to entertain the warmest hopes.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
7  She might love, but she did not deserve Edmund by any other sentiment.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
8  She had probably alienated love by the helplessness and fretfulness of a fearful temper, or been unreasonable in wanting a larger share than any one among so many could deserve.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
9  This is my modest request and expectation, for you are so good, that I depend upon being treated better than I deserve, and I write now to beg an immediate answer.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
10  'He would deserve to have it knocked off, if he does,' said Mr. Brownlow.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
11  She hasn't disgraced herself, or done anything to deserve that.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 8 Firmness Is Discovered in a Gentle Heart
12  You deserve credit for the feeling, Mother.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
13  It is hard, when you have done nothing to deserve it, that you should have got involved in such a web as this.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 1 "Wherefore Is Light Given to Him That Is in Misery"
14  You do not deserve what you have got, Eustacia; you are in great misery; I see it in your eyes, your mouth, and all over you.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 5 An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated
15  I deserve to be kicked from here to Charing Cross.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
Example Sentence: (47 in 4 pages)
16  I'm a sincere believer that people who have engaged in heinous crimes deserve the ultimate retribution.
17  One good turn may deserve another; it does not necessarily beget another.
18  Blushing at all the praise heaped upon him by the speakers, the modest hero said, "I don't deserve any panegyric.".
19  He received years of praise and admiration from the public that he did not deserve, and now he is exposed as a fraud.
20  It is an unpalatable fact of life that the most deserving people do not often achieve the most success.
21  None is of freedom or of life deserving unless he daily conquers it anew.
22  The National Lottery provides extra money for deserving causes.
23  Causing or deserving laughter or derision.
24  Derartu is an outstanding athlete and deserved to win.
25  Yes, she was punished, but it was nothing to what she deserved.
26  Larsson's goal gave Celtic a deserved victory.
27  He was a good strong leader, she said, who deserved his party's unreserved support.
28  She deserved well of the Government for service.
29  Before being taken to the execution chamber he acknowledged that he deserved punishment, but he said it was unfair that he was paying the ultimate price while his co-defendant, his girlfriend, who was charged as a juvenile, had the chance of a normal life.
30  "I could dare it for the sake of any friend who deserved my adherence; as you, I am sure, do."