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- noun The state or character of being thankful; acknowledgment of a favor received; gratitude.
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- noun The state of being
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- noun warm friendly feelings of gratitude
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After another stressful week at work thankfulness is not the first thing that comes to mind, but it quickly follows in an odd sort of way.
Thankful Friday 2010
She also cried, for his loss, but also in thankfulness that his family could family could put him to rest.
We have many positive things to say in thankfulness about the progress of Canada and her provinces.
All hearts were lifted up in thankfulness that the end was near.
Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910 Maud Howe Elliott 1915
I pay nothing of sadness to the memory of my poor brother, but I presently disperse it with thinking what I owe in thankfulness that 'tis not you I mourn for.
Page 17 prosperous-wherever God is known and His law regarded, a voice of gratitude and melody will be heard rising to heaven in thankfulness that their author ever lived.
President Davis has issued the subjoined proclamation, urging the people to receive in thankfulness the lesson taught them in the recent reverses, and appointing Aug. 21 as a day of fasting and prayer: --
I sprung forward; and, with a pleasure that bordered upon agony, I embraced his knees, I kissed his hands, I wept over them, but could not speak: while he, now raising his eyes in thankfulness towards heaven, now bowing down his reverend head, and folding me in his arms, could scarce articulate the blessings with which his kind and benevolent heart overflowed.
That their hearts might be the more enlarged in thankfulness to him
Zacharias's song of praise, in thankfulness for the birth of John, and in prospect of the birth of Jesus, ver.