Was Alan Greenspan right that the Bush-led Republicans "deserved to lose"?
He deserved the money, people say, or, His mother failed him.
We loved Zellweger as Bridget Jones for owning her weight, finding love, and never settling for less than she deserved.
At the least, Obama said, he deserved an up-or-down vote on something.
But first he needed to prove he deserved to be in the Senate.
I examined this shred of skin with all the care that it deserved.
You have never been put to a test till now, that deserved to be called a test.
I have no doubt of that, and so she died as she deserved to die.'
Well had he deserved his native name of Bwana Nyele--the master with the mane.
You have done more for me than I expected, and a hundred times more than I deserved.
early 13c., from Old French deservir (Modern French desservir) "deserve, be worthy of, earn, merit," from Latin deservire "serve well," from de- "completely" (see de-) + servire "to serve" (see serve). From "be entitled to because of good service" (a sense found in Late Latin), meaning generalized c.1300 to "be worthy of." Related: Deserved; deserving.