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The texture of food is entitled to a score of 20 if it is perfect.

And if any one in this world is entitled to success you are.

It was good of you, kind; but how could I accept a large sum of money like that when I am not entitled to it?

The children of the republic are entitled to something better.

I think I am entitled now to correct this putting of the case.

He has divided his biography into three parts, entitled—‘Faith, Hope, Charity.’

You will be entitled to my thanks, and most heartily will I thank you.

He felt that he was entitled to rest, and, turning on his side, he went to sleep again.

If he acts in good faith he is not obnoxious to punishment--but entitled to compensation?

Young people are entitled to their own privacy; I don't want to pry.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to give a title to a chapter, book, etc.," from Anglo-French entitler, Old French entiteler (Modern French intituler), from Late Latin intitulare, from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + titulus "title" (see title (n.)).

Meaning "to bestow (on a person) a rank or office" is mid-15c. Sense of "to give (someone) 'title' to an estate or property," hence to give that person a claim to possession or privilege, is mid-15c.; this now is used mostly in reference to circumstances and actions. Related: Entitled; entitling.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ENTITLED

named

adjectivehaving as a name
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