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 Meanings and Examples of MERIT
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merit
 n.  virtue; admirable quality or attribute; credit
Classic Sentence: (118 in 8 pages)
1  If I have acquired an interest in hearing of your instructive experiences, and can scarcely hear enough of them, I claim no merit for that, since I believe it is a general sentiment.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
2  Having announced these precautions, the heralds concluded with an exhortation to each good knight to do his duty, and to merit favour from the Queen of Beauty and of Love.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
3  Your rivals to surpass and merit fame.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
4  What thou sayst is passing true, but I like not the privileges acquired by the dispensation of the Grand Master, and the merit acquired by the slaughter of three hundred Saracens.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
5  His large blue eyes seemed to expand as he gazed around the assembly, and his countenance appeared elated by the conscious dignity, and imaginary merit, of the part which he was about to perform.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
6  Mrs. Norris accepted the compliment, and admired the nice discernment of character which could so well distinguish merit.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
7  With him it is entirely a matter of feeling: he claims no merit in it; perhaps is entitled to none.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
8  You are infinitely my superior in merit; all that I know.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
9  It is not by equality of merit that you can be won.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
10  It is he who sees and worships your merit the strongest, who loves you most devotedly, that has the best right to a return.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
11  With so much true merit and true love, and no want of fortune and friends, the happiness of the married cousins must appear as secure as earthly happiness can be.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
12  It is, perhaps, our fate rather than our merit.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
13  Captain Wentworth, with five-and-twenty thousand pounds, and as high in his profession as merit and activity could place him, was no longer nobody.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 24
14  Not that fidelity will be any great merit in me after your kind speech about my unworthiness, which should have been said by myself if by anybody, and comes with an ill grace from you.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
15  My friend was an enthusiastic musician, being himself not only a very capable performer but a composer of no ordinary merit.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  He obtained his position more by favour than by merit or ability.
2  The argument seemed to have considerable merit.
3  To be acquainted with the merit of ministry, we need only observe the condition of the people.
4  By the mid-twelfth century pilgrims were numerous enough to merit a guidebook.
5  Such a conduct derogates from his merit.
6  The case does not merit further investigation.
7  The results have been encouraging enough to merit further investigation.
8  Reputation is often got without merit and lost without fault.
9  Opinion about the artistic merit of his paintings has been mixed.
10  He reached his present senior position through sheer merit.
11  Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
12  I believe that giving work based on gender and not on merit is sexism.
13  He was awarded a merit badge for his bravery in the battle.
14  Professor Paterson thinks there's merit in another plan for floating artificial marshes in the Lagoon to help break up the most destructive waves.
15  Everybody has his merits and faults.