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deserving cause

A cause that merits attention, aid, or action due to an inherent goodness of values or intention. The lawyer decided to waive her fees because she felt that the young man's case was a deserving cause.
See also: cause, deserving

deserve a medal

To warrant recognition for persevering through a challenging or tedious situation. This phrase is usually used humorously. Our realtor deserves a medal for putting up with all of our questions today.
See also: deserve, medal
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eight crore has been provided to more than 20 thousand deserving male and female students through scholarship committees set up in educational institutions.
Readers of Total Film magazine also voted Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, the title of Least Deserving Best Picture.
The 1997 film also earned James Cameron the title of Least Deserving Best Director.
At the same time, supervisors need to use every resource available to capture information on the deserving acts of employees.
It is not, to put it mildly, what most people suppose they possess-or what they suppose we must possess-in order to be moral agents deserving of praise and blame.
i) "Background conditions": one exception where even partial responsibility cannot be assumed lies at the outer reaches of the construction of the conditions for social responsibility--the separation of the potentially responsible and deserving from those who lack the potential for responsibility-based desert.
Lahore -- Punjab Zakat and Usher Department has issued fourth quarterly instalment of financial assistance of 37 crore, 30 lakh and 20 thousand rupees as subsistence allowance for 89220 deserving persons and blind persons as well as Eid grant for the year 2015-16.
LAHORE -- Provincial Zakat Council has given approval to the release of one billion, 46 crore, 15 lakh and 15 thousand rupees in various heads to District Zakat Committees and institutions as second sixth monthly installment for the year 201415 for providing subsistence allowance, educational scholarships (general), treatment of deserving patients in provincial, district and tehsil headquarter hospitals, marriage grant for deserving girls, scholarships for male and female students getting vocational education and leprosy patients.
The assembly promised a part-time nursery place for every child and there is no more deserving cause.
DELIGHTED: Iceland marketing director Sara Jamison is delighted to be helping the ECHO to bring needy and deserving old folk Christmas cheer
Joel Feinberg defends a somewhat weaker version: "If a person is deserving of some sort of treatment he must, necessarily, be so in virtue of some characteristic or prior activity" (1963, p.
Usher, Dr Abdul Qayoom Soomro on Saturday called upon District chairmen of Zakat and Usher to ensure provision of zakat fund to the deserving persons regardless of their political affiliations.