from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state of being grateful; thankfulness.
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- n. The state of being grateful.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received; thankfulness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being grateful or thankful; a warm and friendly feeling in response to a favor or favors received; thankfulness.
- n. Synonyms See grateful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation
It was gratitude; gratitude, not merely for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him, and all the unjust accusations accompanying her rejection.
Long-term gratitude is unlikely and suspicion of U.S. motives will increase as the occupation continues.
The third reason for our gratitude is the decision of the General Assembly to overwhelmingly return us to the Security Council.
The sense which we call gratitude, and which is not unmingled with what we call honor, came to this young cave man then.
She did not comprehend, perhaps, the depth of the sentiment with which her protector inspired her, which she called gratitude, but which, though she was unconscious of it, was really more than that.
In its etymology the word "gratitude" came from the Latin word "gratus" meaning "grace" and grace is the presence of God manifested in people through virtues.
It is what parades represent - a celebration, a commemoration, and an expression of gratitude by a community that has finally learned to separate the war from warriors.
Not in gratitude, but in oxytocin; the elevation that comes from community, from purpose.
She will also be missed by her former owner who actually bought me 40 lbs. of cat food in gratitude for my giving the kittens a home.
'So I went ahead and borrowed a blue ribbon and am "wearing" it on my blog this week in gratitude for the very fact that I can do so, openly, without fear of suppression, persecution, or death.'