merit[ mer-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF merit
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MERIT
Does he believe, that the disgrace which I supper on his account, will give him a merit with me?
But give up an inclination, and there is some merit in that.
But the recognition of his merit came sooner than could have been expected.
I vindicated the good Mrs. Norton with a warmth that was due to her merit.
What merit was there in being what it would be contemptible not to be?
This aphorism seemed to merit a new cigar on Crane's part, so he lighted one.
Oh, Mr. Hervey, you do not—you cannot know her merit, as I do.
Well might the merit of your passion be doubted, you say, if, like Mr. Solmes—fiddle-faddle!
She insisted upon the merit of obedience, although my will were not in it.
Hence it is, that settlements are to make up for acknowledged want of merit!