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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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I could not rest as long as one solitary camel remained to the dervish; and returning to him I redoubled my prayers and embraces, and promises of eternal gratitude, till the last twenty were in my hands.
Yes, yes, yes," signed the paralytic, casting on Valentine a look of joyful gratitude for having guessed his meaning.
Valentine was looking at her grandfather with a smile of intense gratitude, and Villefort was biting his lips with vexation, while Madame de Villefort could not succeed in repressing an inward feeling of joy, which, in spite of herself, appeared in her whole countenance.
She knew the price of everything, and her gratitude was in exact proportion with the value of his gift.
If you had any sense of decency, if you had any gratitude, you wouldn't dream of going.
As we shared around the circle our blessings and gratitudes, it was clear to me that we were thankful for many different circumstances and things in our lives.
My real love of Thanksgiving, however, came as a young woman when I began to realize that the qualities of gratitude and thankfulness run through so many faith traditions.
In a circle of individuals who appeared to have many differences, we were all rooted in a common belief of gratitude and thanksgiving, and the richness that brings to our life experience.
The empty tree that stood there while the prayers and music were being presented was a striking metaphor to me of what a life can look like without gratitude.
The way has always opened up for satisfying answers and outcomes with gratitude.