|merit suomeksi||ansio, hyvä työ, saavutus|
: His reward for his merit was a [[check]] for $50.
*: Reputation is ... oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
*: To him the wit of Greece and Rome was known, / And every authors merit, but his own.
: His teacher gave him ten merits.
*: those laurel groves, the merits of thy youth
*: Be it known, that we, the greatest, are misthought / For things that others do; and when we fall, / We answer others merits in our name.
: ux|en|Her performance merited its wild applause.
: They were punished as they merited.