definition of reward by The Free Dictionary

One thousand pounds’ reward for the apprehension of the murderer of either Hamilton Fynes or Richard Vanderpole!
“The reward which I most desire,” said the First Politician, “is the gratitude of my fellow-citizens.”
Ye want reward for virtue, and heaven for earth, and eternity for your to-day?
And would you not recognize a third class, such as gymnastic, and the care of the sick, and the physician’s art; also the various ways of money-making–these do us good but we regard them as disagreeable; and no one would choose them for their own sakes, but only for the sake of some reward or result which flows from them?
JUPITER ISSUED a proclamation to all the beasts of the forest and promised a royal reward to the one whose offspring should be deemed the handsomest.
Happy the blest ages that knew not the dread fury of those devilish engines of artillery, whose inventor I am persuaded is in hell receiving the reward of his diabolical invention, by which he made it easy for a base and cowardly arm to take the life of a gallant gentleman; and that, when he knows not how or whence, in the height of the ardour and enthusiasm that fire and animate brave hearts, there should come some random bullet, discharged perhaps by one who fled in terror at the flash when he fired off his accursed machine, which in an instant puts an end to the projects and cuts off the life of one who deserved to live for ages to come.
“Why, the reward for the thief, and the other one for the knife.”
The native further told Tarzan that the white man who had led the recent expedition had promised them a fabulous reward if they would kill the white devil.
“But what reward do they demand?” inquired the King, suspiciously, for he knew how greedy the Growleywogs were.
Impelled by the combination of Misfortunes under which I laboured, namely Fear, Cold and Hunger I hesitated not to ask admittance which at length I have gained; and now my Adorable Laura (continued he taking my Hand) when may I hope to receive that reward of all the painfull sufferings I have undergone during the course of my attachment to you, to which I have ever aspired.
A snuffbox with the Emperor’s portrait is a reward but not a distinction,” said the diplomatist- “a gift, rather.”
“John Carter,” he cried, “take your place upon the Pedestal of Truth to be judged impartially according to your acts and here to know the reward you have earned thereby.” Then turning to and fro toward the audience he narrated the acts upon the value of which my reward was to be determined.

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