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(just deserts, idiomatic) A punishment which is deserved or merited
“The corrupt mayor will get his just deserts in due course.”
(just deserts, idiomatic) A reward which is deserved or merited
A result or outcome, especially from work or activity
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Virtue triumphing over vice
The act or process of indemnifying, preserving, or securing against loss, damage, or penalty
Plural for a waterless, desolate area of land with little or no vegetation, typically one covered with sand
“The vehicles have been modified to suit conditions in the desert.”
Plural for a situation or place considered dull and uninteresting
“The Istanbul of the 1970s was considered to be something of a cultural desert, certainly in terms of classical music.”
(just deserts) Plural for a punishment that is deserved or merited
“It happens seldom enough that miscreants get their just deserts.”
Plural for a reward that is deserved or merited
“We took it in our stride, we prepared, and we got our just deserts.”
To abandon or leave behind
“Friendless, persecuted, poor, about the early age of twenty-two, was the greatest poet which the world has ever seen, compelled to desert his home, his wife, his children, to seek employment from the hands of strangers.”
To renounce, especially when contrary to a promise or obligation
“If you now desert the cause of liberty, in this most honorable and important contest, we can have no fellowship with you.”
To leave or flee from a place or group
“Once it was apparent that the battle was lost, the troops began to desert en masse.”
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