gratitude

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gratitude

noun acknowledgment, appreciation, appreciativeness, deepest appreciation, expression of appreciation, genuine appreciation, grace, gratefulness, praise, recognition, responsiveness, sense of indebteddess, sense of obligation, sincere appreciation, thanks
See also: recognition
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In a moment the mouse was sound and whole, and after thanking the kind physician it scampered away over the ploughed furrows.
The hostess, her daughter, and the worthy Maritornes listened in bewilderment to the words of the knight-errant; for they understood about as much of them as if he had been talking Greek, though they could perceive they were all meant for expressions of good-will and blandishments; and not being accustomed to this kind of language, they stared at him and wondered to themselves, for he seemed to them a man of a different sort from those they were used to, and thanking him in pothouse phrase for his civility they left him, while the Asturian gave her attention to Sancho, who needed it no less than his master.
Some day, my friend," said Philippe, pressing his hand, and thanking him for his mute repentance by a heart-rending look, "I will relate to you my life.
All the abbe's affections were concentrated on his niece, who regarded him as a father, but an abstracted father, unable to conceive the agitations of the flesh, and thanking God for maintaining his dear daughter in a state of celibacy; for he had, from his youth up, adopted the principles of Saint John Chrysostom, who wrote that "the virgin state is as far above the marriage state as the angel is above humanity.
I did not wish to seem too eager, or to let my informant know or guess too much, so thanking him in the usual manner, I strolled away.
At the thought I extended my hands towards the sky and began thanking God.