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Deserving reward or praise; having merit.

[Middle English, from Latin meritōrius, earning money, from meritus, past participle of merēre, to earn; see merit.]

mer′i·to′ri·ous·ly adv.
mer′i·to′ri·ous·ness n.
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Adv.1.meritoriously - in a meritorious mannermeritoriously - in a meritorious manner; "he served his country meritoriously"


[ˌmerɪˈtɔːrɪəslɪ] ADVmerecidamente
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Richard Carstone, who has so meritoriously acquitted himself in the--shall I say the classic shades?
She was, at that very moment, meritoriously and heartily engaged in eating her breakfast.
It seemed as if there were moments when he could by no means have sworn but that the old man was an ancient retainer of his, who had been meritoriously faithful.
Placing these on the table and bending over the fire, meritoriously sensible of the trying nature of his duty, he watched the wreaths of steam, until at the special instant of projection he caught up the iron vessel and gave it one delicate twirl, causing it to send forth one gentle hiss.
Al Qaed commended the role of Bahraini working women, citing the designation of Bahraini Women's Day on December 1 each and every year as a nationwide initiative to commemorate the role of career women in all fields who have proven their capacity to perform their job duties efficiently and meritoriously.
The new dirt surface at Meydan, the country's flagship racecourse, has meritoriously ticked all the right boxes since it was launched in November last year.
He asked the secretaries to dispose of the peoplea[euro](tm)s cases meritoriously, as well ensure removal of hindrances in public issues' solution.
He earned several awards for his service, and was meritoriously promoted.
If selected, he will be meritoriously promoted to Chief Petty Officer.
He desired that all projects must be accomplished, sufficiently and meritoriously, and also transparently, the CS Sindh added.
Butler, Okinawa, where she served for 13 months, and was promoted to sergeant meritoriously.
Marine Corps in October 2013, and is a recent graduate of the Military Occupational Specialty training school, where he was one of the top five graduates and earned the rank of Lance Corporal meritoriously.