meritorious

[ mer-i-tawr-ee-uh s, -tohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF meritorious
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The object so meritorious, who can doubt the reality of his professions?

I think it is requisite, and as meritorious, in the one as in the other.

In fact, she is a perfect employment bureau for meritorious youth.

It was an able committee from which a meritorious work might reasonably be expected.

This meritorious and curious production is therefore now scarce.

The completion of this meritorious work was unfortunately prevented by the war.

The circus performance was not so meritorious as the first circus Alfred was connected with.

In meritorious acts, it were only sound policy that the rewards should bear a similar proportion.

This is meritorious, if not deserving of exceptional glorification.

Words have lost their old significance, and to deserve only is not meritorious.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "deserving of divine grace," from Latin meritorius "that for which money is paid, that by which money is earned," from meritus, past participle of merere "to earn" (see merit (n.)). Related: Meritoriously; meritoriousness.

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