It arose from a consciousness of guilt, and a dread of merited punishment.
Truth to tell he realized that he merited a rebuke for his lack of observation.
Of the few passers-by there was not one who merited a second glance or thought!
The lad sought to obey him with an alacrity that merited a kinder fate.
Abd-er-Rahman (the Sultan, as he was called) merited this praise.