Example sentences for: deserved

How can you use “deserved” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In those ancient days, they thought the president deserved some credit for the state of the economy.

  • Even if Boris Yeltsin were to have a last-minute change of heart and decide to attend, despite the church's refusal to accept the authenticity of the remains, the damage has already been done, the editorial said, and "[a] historical occasion which at the very least deserved both gravity and grace has been irrevocably reduced to pure spectacle."

  • I'm more conflicted about my high-school writing teacher, who announced that his lessons were so valuable that he deserved 10 percent of the profits from our first books.

  • It is also true that while Ben's mother certainly deserved to share in his father's largess, Ben and any other siblings were merely members of the "lucky sperm club."

  • The portrait may well be accurate--Naipaul is not a writer with a reputation for warmheartedness--but all that can be concluded from the exercise is that, at best, one monster deserved the other.


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