The Queen was so impressed that she had a watch inscribed to Miss Eagle for ‘meritorious and extraordinary clairvoyance.’
Ibrahim Kalin, and advisor to Erdogan, spoke of a “meritorious isolation” of the country.
The reforms that Howard advocates, meritorious as they are, require political support to be enacted.
“meritorious promotions are now meritorious if you can believe it,” he said.
Don't you remember when I pretended I couldn't say 'meritorious'?
The object so meritorious, who can doubt the reality of his professions?
O thou conversant with all duties, tell me truly which of these is meritorious?
It was an able committee from which a meritorious work might reasonably be expected.
For her part she need hardly say how glad she will be to labour for so meritorious a purpose.'
I always was meritorious in my way, and deserve the best that is going, even Phillida.
early 15c., "deserving of divine grace," from Latin meritorius "that for which money is paid, that by which money is earned," from meritus, past participle of merere "to earn" (see merit (n.)). Related: Meritoriously; meritoriousness.