deserving (n.) Old form(s): deseruing, deseruings
reward, recompense, desert
KL III.iii.21[Edmund alone, of his plans] This seems a fair deserving [i.e. for what Gloucester has done]
KL V.iii.302[Albany to Edgar and Kent] all foes [shall taste] / The cup of their deservings
MM V.i.474[Angelo to all, of death] 'Tis my deserving, and I do entreat it
Sonn.87.6[] For how do I hold thee but by thy granting, / And for that riches where is my deserving?
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