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Definition of Deserving


  1. of Deserve
  2. Desert; merit.
  3. Meritorious; worthy; as, a deserving person or act.

Deserving Quotations

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

It's about communication. It's about honesty. It's about treating people in the organization as deserving to know the facts. You don't try to give them half the story. You don't try to hide the story. You treat them as - as true equals, and you communicate and you communicate and communicate.
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

Like Andy Warhol and unlike God Almighty, Larry King does not presume to judge; all celebrities are equal in his eyes, saints and sinners alike sharing the same 'Love Boat' voyage into the dark beyond, a former sitcom star as deserving of pious send-off as Princess Diana.
James Wolcott

Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
William Shakespeare

Romantic lovers require from each other at least the facade of reason: We desire to be what romantic love makes us appear in the other's eyes. We want to imagine we are deserving of the love we inspire.
Maggie Gallagher
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Deserving Translations

deserving in Dutch is eerzaam, waardig, waar
deserving in Finnish is arvoinen
deserving in German is verdienstvoll, verdienend
deserving in Latin is idoneus
deserving in Norwegian is fortjenstfull
deserving in Portuguese is digno, merecer
deserving in Spanish is merecedor, meritorio
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