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reward

Psychol any pleasant event that follows a response and therefore increases the likelihood of the response recurring in the future
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There wasn't a word about any reward," Inspector Jacks was told, "until this morning.
Since we cannot hope for reward, let us be content with what we have.
And verily, I do not even teach that virtue is its own reward.
Then the many are of another mind; they think that justice is to be reckoned in the troublesome class, among goods which are to be pursued for the sake of rewards and of reputation, but in themselves are disagreeable and rather to be avoided.
Happy the blest ages that knew not the dread fury of those devilish engines of artillery, whose inventor I am persuaded is in hell receiving the reward of his diabolical invention, by which he made it easy for a base and cowardly arm to take the life of a gallant gentleman; and that, when he knows not how or whence, in the height of the ardour and enthusiasm that fire and animate brave hearts, there should come some random bullet, discharged perhaps by one who fled in terror at the flash when he fired off his accursed machine, which in an instant puts an end to the projects and cuts off the life of one who deserved to live for ages to come.
We will suppose, for argument's sake, that the first reward is advertised and the second offered by private letter to pawnbrokers and--"
Had Tarzan chanced to recall the fact that a princely reward had been offered the blacks if they should succeed in killing him, he might have more quickly interpreted M'ganwazam's sudden change in front.
Then the beautiful girl said to him, 'If you succeed in bringing the mare back safely the third day, ask the Mother Dragon to give you a foal of the mare as a reward.
I know not what you mean by reward," said Square; "but if you hint at that pitiful memorial of our friendship, which he hath thought fit to bequeath me, I despise it; and nothing but the unfortunate situation of my circumstances should prevail on me to accept it.
It became particularly animated toward the end of the evening when the rewards bestowed by the Emperor were mentioned.
John Carter," he cried, "take your place upon the Pedestal of Truth to be judged impartially according to your acts and here to know the reward you have earned thereby.
Eliot would gladly receive the kiss of so sweet a child as little Alice, and would think it a portion of his reward in heaven.