You know, the fact of the matter is this was somebody who was—deserving of the justice that he received.
As an idea, this doesn't rise to the level of deserving a serious parsing.
It took a long time to feel that I was deserving of a loving relationship.
Given to the politicians least deserving of a return ticket to Washington.
The Medal of Honor has been awarded only 13 times in more than a decade of conflict while deserving recipients are passed over.
Adieu, most distinguished sir, deserving in many ways of my hearty reverence.
And indeed, as I have often said, never was there a young creature so deserving of our love.
Why, it is an army in itself, in the hands of a general at all deserving of that name.
I hope it is deserving the acceptance of the illustrious Caeri.
The President was interested, as in all such cases where a deserving life and a sorrowing woman were at stake.
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.