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Worthy of being treated in a particular way, typically of being given assistance
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“I felt embarrassed to be the youngest and perhaps the least deserving of them all.”
Worthy of reward or praise
Of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
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(just deserts, idiomatic) A reward which is deserved or merited
“Still, angry voices have been raised, and that anger has become an issue deserving some comment.”
Present participle for to be entitled to
“Firefighters deserve your deep and abiding appreciation and respect for their service.”
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