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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.
No doubt you will reply that there can be no comparison, that the dead cannot be numbered, while the living who have been rewarded may be summed up with three figures.
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.
But what reward did the First and Foremost demand?"
It became particularly animated toward the end of the evening when the rewards bestowed by the Emperor were mentioned.
What reward shall be meted to John Carter in accordance with the acts he has committed?"
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.
Then the Prince rode home to the old Mother Dragon, who was full of wonder when she saw him, and said, 'You have succeeded to-day in looking after my mare, and as a reward you shall come to my ball to-night.' She gave him at the same time a cloak made of copper, and led him to a big room where several young he-dragons and she-dragons were dancing together.