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Recompense in a Sentence

Examples of recompense in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of recompense, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(verb) - make payment to; compensate

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EXAMPLES - Recompense in a Sentence

  1. 'Call it "recompense" for the nonce,' said Lady Jocelyn. (source)
  2. What if the IP does not think the recompense is adequate?. (source)
  3. The aim is some kind of recompense for the banking bail out. (source)
  4. The word which I have translated "recompense" is more strictly that (source)
  5. The father's desire for revenge or recompense is completely irrelevant. (source)
  6. It seemed impossible that the cause should perish with his death: "recompense" and (source)
  7. Neither my friends nor I wish to accept any kind of recompense from a man who is a _coward_! " (source)
  8. Therein, he always contemplated some kind of recompense-and if none existed, he thought one up. (source)
  9. The memory of Donny Cruikshank came to her, his scarred face no kind of recompense for his crime ... (source)
  10. Roebuck and have any kind of recompense for even a part of the anxiety and ruin it has involved me in. (source)
  11. The "recompense" the man expects is the golden treasure which the ensorcelled snake is supposed to guard. (source)
  12. Will we wait for the well to be capped and talk about financial recompense while the lawyers bring their lawsuits? (source)
  13. A Rabbi stroked his beard and told him he should go make recompense to the man even thirty years later as it was now. (source)
  14. Meridian spokesman Alan Seay said the initial payment to Ngati Waewae had been "recompense" for work assessing the cultural impact. (source)
  15. Sir Phobos said ... it's funny, I actually thought they got off light since almost no one claimed their recompense from the lawsuits. (source)
  16. In allowing recompense for expense-account abuses, "who's to say something like this wouldn't have happened again in a more serious way?" (source)
  17. In fact, after he told me that he was firing me, I offered him my secretary, who had yet to give in to the workplace demands, as recompense. (source)
  18. Of course, being very rich, they also intend to recompense the innocent landlord and his (non-Oxford, but university educated) daughter for the damage. (source)
  19. That fine law of recompense which is kindly distributed through the universe finds here, "I reflected," a most instructive and conclusive demonstration. (source)
  20. A guest does not usually make remarks on the composition of the company, Jesus could make no 'recompense' to His entertainer, but to give him this counsel. (source)
  21. In a way I was glad that my wife had struck out at me again-1 had forgotten her pain for too long, and this was the only kind of recompense I could give her. (source)
  22. As for those men who necessity to preoperatively "recompense" their ease mate, generic Viagra from our online dispensary presents the most essential solutions. (source)
  23. Variety doesn't state what kind of recompense Kanbar is seeking with this petition, but one would think they probably just want to get their film released at this point. (source)
  24. From his grandparents he learns that much had been sacrificed for him, and so much is required in recompense, but that this transaction can occur in the purity of mutual love. (source)
  25. According to The Oregonian, a federal magistrate has awarded her nearly $108,000 in recompense for attorney's fees and other costs associated with her successfully fighting the lawsuit. (source)
  26. If a man kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein (for ever): and the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon him and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him. (source)
  27. My noble Emperor generously offers me the right of naming what he calls my recompense; but let not his generosity be dispraised, although it is from you, my lord, and not from his Imperial (source)
  28. These and other horrendous work he was forced to do while a PoW effected him for the rest of his life with no recompense from the German Government and hardly any from the British government. (source)
  29. "That they do," she answered, with an eloquent and expressive glance; and thereupon ushered me into, not the kitchen, but the dining room -- a favour, I took it, in recompense for my grand manner. (source)
  30. For so miserable a recompense were the producers of wealth compelled to toil rising early and lying down late, while the master clothier, eating, sleeping, and idling, became rich by their exertions. (source)
  31. But they'll also permit continued use of channel 69, so users might decide to stay there until they're forced to update their kit and Ofcom sorts out what kind of recompense package it's going to offer. (source)
  32. In a unanimous decision, the Court ruled in favor of the aspiring black firefighters, arguing that the technicality the city relied on was not valid and that the group should be allowed to sue for recompense. (source)
  33. "More and more, the surveys that don't offer some kind of recompense are getting harder and harder [for qualitative researchers] to do," said Ralph Oliva, executive director of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets. (source)
  34. And Indian Muslims have yet not been allowed to rebuild the mosque that Hindus led a national march to tear down with their bare hands in 1991 -- not even as recompense for the bloodletting they visited upon Muslims following the mosque razing. (source)
  35. Severianus, bishop of Scythopolis, and his recompense was the crown of martyrdom; for the furious soldiers seized his person, dragged him out of the city, and massacred him in the latter part of the year 452, or in the beginning of the year 453. (source)
  36. The most promising Brazilian, Argentinian, Ghanaian, Nigerian and Ivorian players are snapped up in their teens, and in the case of those who make it in Europe the financial recompense to their originating clubs and academies bears no relationship to their eventual value. (source)
  37. If the cost of all of the above and whatever else may have inadvertently been omitted is not congruous with what kind of recompense the potential owner envisioned for himself or herself, he or she must face the cold, hard fact that opening a restaurant may not be a good idea. (source)
  38. The coup de grace at the end of each such excursion was to go up to the traumatized, distraught restaurant owner and, in a gesture that dates back to the aristocrat-peasant relationship of centuries passed, contemptuously throw wads of banknotes at the hapless owner as recompense for the massive damage caused. (source)
  39. And we must add, that for all its trenchant forms and the strong bias it imparted to the minds of men towards the future, the idea of recompense was saved from harshness and inertia by its juxtaposition with a feeling of perfect confidence that God was present, and a conviction of his care and of his providence. (source)
  40. But in our present story, only the snake is saved; the recompense is a magic wishing-cloth that can do only one thing, not a stone or ring that fulfils any command; and as in the case above of the "Language of Animals" cycle, so here, from this point on, our story is entirely different from the "Magic Ring" group, and attaches itself to still another family of tales. (source)
  41. The way the present rulers of Rome read History is this -- "Pius IX. came into power a Liberal and a Reformer, and did all he could for the promotion of Republican and Progressive ideas; for all which his recompense was the assassination of his Prime Minister, and his own personal expulsion from his throne and territories -- which is quite enough of Liberalism for one generation; we, at least, will have no more of it." (source)
  42. In thus conducting thyself, whatever may be the injustice of others, whatever may be the blindness of those beings with whom it is thy destiny to live, thou wilt never be totally bereft of the recompense which is thy due; no power on earth be able to ravish from thee that never failing source of the purest felicity, inward content; at each moment thou wilt fall back with pleasure upon thyself; thou wilt neither feel the rankling of shame, the terror of internal alarm, nor find thy heart corroded by remorse. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 48.0, which suggests that "recompense" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.


We have 35 synonyms for recompense.

amends, atonement, bus fare, compensation, cue, damages, emolument, expiation, gravy, indemnification, indemnity, overcompensation, pay, payment, propitiation, quittance, recoupment, recovery, redemption, redress, remuneration, reparation, repayment, requital, restitution, retrieval, retrievement, return, reward, salvo, satisfaction, solatium, sweetener, tip, wages


We have 3 antonyms for recompense.

dissatisfaction, penalty, take


Pronunciation: (rĕkˈəm-pĕnsˌ)

Syllabification: rec-om-pense


View up to 25 definitions of recompense from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (verb-transitive) To award compensation to: recompensed the victims of the accident.
  2. (verb-transitive) To award compensation for; make a return for: recompensed their injuries.
  3. (noun) Amends made, as for damage or loss.
  4. (noun) Payment in return for something, such as a service.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) That which compensates for an injury.
  2. (verb) To reward or repay (someone) for something done, given etc.
  3. (verb) To give compensation for an injury.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) An equivalent returned for anything done, suffered, or given; compensation; requital; suitable return.
  2. (verb-intransitive) To give recompense; to make amends or requital.
  3. (verb-transitive) To render an equivalent to, for service, loss, etc.; to requite; to remunerate; to compensate.
  4. (verb-transitive) To return an equivalent for; to give compensation for; to atone for; to pay for.
  5. (verb-transitive) To give in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) To make a return to; give or render an equivalent to, as for services or loss; compensate: with a person as object.
  2. (None) To return an equivalent for; pay for; reward; requite.
  3. (None) To pay or give as an equivalent; pay back.
  4. (None) To make amends for by some equivalent; make compensation for; pay some forfeit for.
  5. (None) To serve as an equivalent or recompense for.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (verb) make payment to; compensate
  2. (verb) make amends for; pay compensation for
  3. (noun) payment or reward (as for service rendered)
  4. (noun) the act of compensating for service or loss or injury