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.
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.
3 Your rivals to surpass and merit fame.
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.
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.
6 Mrs. Norris accepted the compliment, and admired the nice discernment of character which could so well distinguish merit.
7 With him it is entirely a matter of feeling: he claims no merit in it; perhaps is entitled to none.
8 You are infinitely my superior in merit; all that I know.
9 It is not by equality of merit that you can be won.
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.
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.
12 It is, perhaps, our fate rather than our merit.
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.
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.
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15 My friend was an enthusiastic musician, being himself not only a very capable performer but a composer of no ordinary merit.
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