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An offense that one set of houseparents might shrug off could result in demerits in another student home.
“I FINALLY GOT TO THE MOUNTAINTOP AND I FAILED”BY BOB FERNANDEZ, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, AND CHARLOTTE KEITH, SPOTLIGHT PAJUNE 10, 2021PROPUBLICA
His houseparents that year talked through his feelings and didn’t give him demerits, he said.
“I FINALLY GOT TO THE MOUNTAINTOP AND I FAILED”BY BOB FERNANDEZ, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, AND CHARLOTTE KEITH, SPOTLIGHT PAJUNE 10, 2021PROPUBLICA
He also remembers receiving demerit points for breaking a door and cursing at one of his houseparents.
“I FINALLY GOT TO THE MOUNTAINTOP AND I FAILED”BY BOB FERNANDEZ, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, AND CHARLOTTE KEITH, SPOTLIGHT PAJUNE 10, 2021PROPUBLICA
The merits, demerits, and awards chances of each film in a weird year at the Oscars.
BREAKING DOWN THE 2021 BEST PICTURE NOMINEESALISSA WILKINSONAPRIL 12, 2021VOX
At West Point he graduated second in his class, and better than that, he never received a demerit all the time he was there.
ROBERT E. LEERUTH HILL
Eliphaz represents the correct Jewish view that everything is reward or punishment for merit and demerit.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
But, galled and stung by a sense of my follies and demerit, I strove to throw the blame on others.
THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOLUME 3, NO. 1, APRIL, 1851VARIOUS
I am room orderly this week, and am going to have things kept straight, for I can't afford to take any more demerit.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S CHUMSBURT L. STANDISH
He had thus a strong feeling against him in Italy independent of any demerit of his own.
THE MAKERS OF MODERN ROMEMRS. (MARGARET) OLIPHANT
He has a sense of the merit of serviceability or efficiency and of the demerit of futility, waste, or incapacity.
THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASSTHORSTEIN VEBLEN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DEMERIT

  • blemish
  • debility
  • deficiency
  • demerit
  • flaw
  • imperfection
  • infirmity
  • lack
  • pimple
  • shortcoming
  • weak point
  • weakness
  • zit
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