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Meed, 1) reward, recompense, hire: “for thy m. a thousand honey secrets shalt thou know,” Ven. 15. “when great treasure is the m. proposed,” Lucr. 132. “duty never yet did want his m.” Gent. II, 4, 112. “for my m.” V, 4, 23. “m. I have received none,” Wiv. II, 2, 211. “to receive the m. of punishment,” LLL I, 1, 270 (Armado's letter). “when service sweat for duty, not for m.” As II, 3, 58. “for his m. he is mewed up,” R3 I, 3, 139. “hired for m.” I, 4, 234. “when I have my m.” I, 4, 234 “and for his m. was brow-bound with the oak,” Cor. II, 2, 101. “thanks to men of noble minds is honourable m.” Tit. I, 216. “there's m. for m., death for a deadly deed,” V, 3, 66. “labour be his m.” Cymb. III, 5, 168.
2) deserved praise, merit, worth: “that we, the sons of brave Plantagenet, each one already blazing by our --s, should join our lights,” H6C II, 1, 36. “my m. hath got me fame,” IV, 8, 38. “no m. but he repays sevenfold above itself,” Tim. I, 1, 288. “but in the imputation laid on him by them, in his m. he is unfellowed,” Hml. V, 2, 149.
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