merit


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a level of superiority that is usually high

a special feature or quality that confers superiority

to acquire as a result of one's behavior or effort

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any admirable quality or attribute

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the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)

be worthy or deserving

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References in classic literature ?
I am foul-faced and a hillwoman, but, as thy talk goes, I have acquired merit.
She has acquired merit beyond all others,' said the lama.
These also acquire merit,' said the lama after three miles.
Who was he, after all, that he should imagine that he had won on his personal merits a girl like Elizabeth Boyd?
If any handsome woman come to seek justice of thee, turn away thine eyes from her tears and thine ears from her lamentations, and consider deliberately the merits of her demand, if thou wouldst not have thy reason swept away by her weeping, and thy rectitude by her sighs.
DST Consulting Engineers, Thunder Bay (Award of Merit 1995)
The total expense for the Michigan Merit Award comes to less than 1 percent of the state's K-12 education spending, yet the program has the potential to realign incentives within the school system in a way that serves the interests of students, parents, educators, and the community.
The rules go somewhat beyond the legislation, however, by imposing the same venue burden on lawsuits involving multiple defendants or asserting multiple claims, and by imposing the certificate of merit requirement.
Jed has since filled that one up, too -- front and back," forcing his mom to begin "stitching merit badges on the right sleeve of his uniform.
A non-profit corporation founded in 1966 and now governed by a cooperative of all 13 of Michigan's publicly-supported universities, Merit pioneered Internet connectivity in Michigan and from 1987 through 1995 led the development of the NSFNET, the national network that was the precursor to today's commercial Internet.
Each increment included a 2 percent merit increase and a 3 percent cost-of-living adjustment.
in metallurgical engineering from Lafayette College and was honored with an AFS Award of Scientific Merit in 1971.
Huddersfield Merit winner Andrew Cairns will also be a driven man, having lost in last year's Champion of Champions decider to John Metcalfe.
Judges determine first-place and merit winners in advertising and public relations.