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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    "apportioned according to desert"

    What it means "apportioned according to desert"?

    (For example: "goods and ills are tipically appiortioned according to desert" )

    Thanks a lot

  2. probus's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: "apportioned according to desert"

    To me ills sounds unnatural, and the whole sentence strikes me as stilted and old-fashioned. It means that good things and bad things are normally shared out among a group of people according to what each person deserves. Also typically and apportioned are both spelled incorrectly.

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