Then through her lips the last breath quivered in a deep-drawn sigh, and the brave, patient, unrewarded life passed out for ever.
There must have been a loss of economic power so that labor was unrewarded.
If we shall be successful in awakening such an inquiry, we shall be content, and feel that our labors have not been unrewarded.
Had they ever reflected on the heroism of women, on their self-denying, unrewarded labour?
Many a shipwreck may possibly be prevented and many a life saved by his laborious and at present unrewarded exertions.
For several minutes as they rushed from room to room the hunt was unrewarded.
Not unrewarded,” he said, “shall the praise be which thou hast bestowed on me: I give thee another half-talent of gold.
The wives of the farm are the unnamed, unrewarded heroines of the border.
Their first glance is unrewarded, but their second gives all they seek.
A firm belief in Providential support has not been unrewarded.
mid-14c., "a regarding, heeding, observation," from Anglo-French and Old North French reward, back-formation from rewarder (see reward (v.)). Meaning "repayment for some service" is from late 14c. Sense of "sum of money in exchange for capture" is from 1590s.
c.1300 "to grant, bestow;" early 14c. "to give as compensation," from Old North French rewarder "to regard, reward," variant of Old French regarder "take notice of, regard, watch over," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + garder "look, heed, watch" (see guard (v.)). Originally any form of requital. A doublet of regard. Related: Rewarded; rewarding.
reward re·ward (rĭ-wôrd')
The return for the performance of a behavior that is desired; a positive reinforcement.