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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Is worthy of; deserves; Things of worth.

Usage examples (40)
  • Do not waste a minute-not a second-in trying to demonstrate to others the merits of your performance. If your work does not vindicate itself, you cannot vindicate it.
  • No, the doctrine of our merits is altogether unscriptural and antiscriptural; there is no foundation of any good hope upon that account.
  • One of literature's merits is precisely that it helps
  • But being wrong on the merits is not the same thing as being treasonous. for more
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