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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gratitude a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation "he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When you give someone roses, the color can have a meaning. The meaning of rose colors: Red = Love and respect, Deep pink = Gratitude, appreciation, Light pink = Admiration, sympathy White = Reverence, humility, Yellow = Joy, gladness,Orange = Enthusiasm, desire, Red & yellow blend = Gaiety, joviality,Pale blended tones = Sociability, friendship
    • n Gratitude The state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received; thankfulness. "The debt immense of endless gratitude."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gratitude The state or quality of being grateful or thankful; a warm and friendly feeling in response to a favor or favors received; thankfulness.
    • n gratitude Synonyms See grateful.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gratitude grat′i-tūd warm and friendly feeling towards a benefactor: thankfulness.
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  • Sir Walter Scott
    “Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Fear guides more than gratitude.”
  • George Eliot
    “Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gratitude, LL. gratitudo, from gratus, agreeable, grateful. See Grate (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. gratitudo—-L. gratus.


In literature:

He emerged from that building, a little later, with a radiant face, and a heart throbbing with gratitude.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
Love does not come at will; and of goodness it is not born, nor of gratitude, nor of any right or reason on the earth.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
Second, a heart full of gratitude to God for this free gift.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
Her gratitude to me then must be very feeble.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851" by Various
The gratitude of the Prince was profuse.
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
Every one also hastened to testify his gratitude to our old pilot, who, next to God, justly merited the title of our preserver.
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard
If God had blessed you, you should show your gratitude.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
He has obligations of gratitude to bind him to me: his dependence upon my uncle is through my means.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
I repeat it, that no present was ever received by me with more sincere gratitude.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
George had nothing but words of gratitude about the doctors and nurses.
"The Better Germany in War Time" by Harold Picton
Whichsoever of these we avert, we shall earn gratitude proportionate to the terrible magnitude of the danger.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
Anything more would be a burden, but his heart is warm with gratitude to his brothers.
"Deerfoot in The Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
Jordan took him by the hand; it was his way of displaying gratitude.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
She had offered him her lips in gratitude; they had kindled in him the flames of passion.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
I could take the money to him and earn his gratitude, or use the money for mine own ends.
"The Bronze Eagle" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Mind, I claim no gratitude, as I shall expect your father to pay me what I have advanced.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
I owe him no gratitude.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
They say some nations have no words for gratitude.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
You owe him gratitude.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
They came to call on us the next day, and to thank us, and specially Gerald, with tears of gratitude.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various

In poetry:

Obliged a thousand several ways,
It ne'er can break her chains,
While passion which her beauties raise
My gratitude maintains.
"Songs Set To Music: 11. Set" by Matthew Prior
Tardy the offering is and weak;--
Yet were I happy if I knew
These children had the power to speak
My love and gratitude to you.
"To Mary Field French" by Eugene Field
Then let our gratitude now raise
(A tribute we shou'd ever pay!)
Our voices to our Maker's praise,
On ev'ry meal, and ev'ry day!
"Another, After Meat" by Rees Prichard
He shar'd her feelings. "Bless your den,"
He said, as he withdrew,
"For gratitude has fled from men,
And seems to live with you!"
"The Panther" by William Hayley
Between the passing and the coming season,
This stormy interlude
Gives to our winter-wearied hearts a reason
For trustful gratitude.
"The Wind Of March" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And, while with gratitude we dwell
On all his tears of love and woe,
Let death's chill tide before us swell!
Let its still waters darkly flow!
"Hymns for Communion I" by John Pierpont

In news:

Sem graduates with honor, gratitude .
Focus on FaithCultivate an attitude of gratitude .
Let's Get an Attitude of Gratitude .
Gratitude is an individual perspective that must be cultivated.
Deep gratitude to the tea party.
Gratitude from library friends.
MAILBOX / Gratitude from library friends.
Firefighters pay a debt of gratitude after Sandy.
A need for gratitude .
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is being credited with brokering the cease-fire Wednesday between Israel and Hamas, but the international gratitude and praise he is getting could come with a political price at home.
Gratitude in the workplace.
Let's show our gratitude .
Lincoln's attitude of gratitude .
Vail Daily columnist Jack Van Ens: Grow in gratitude .
Gratitude brings joy into lives.

In science:

We express our gratitude for the hospitality of these institutions.
Occupation Time Fluctuations in Branching Systems
Let us complete this introduction with expressions of gratitude to Profs. A.
Stochastic version of the Erdos-Renyi limit theorem
This work was done while the author stayed in the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, and he would like to express his gratitude to MSRI for their hospitality.
AF-embeddability of crossed products of Cuntz algebras
The author expresses the gratitude to Professor T.
The b-functions for prehomogeneous vector spaces of commutative parabolic type and generalized universal Verma modules
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to S.
Perturbative improvement of staggered fermions using fat links
We would like to express our gratitude to Prof.
Statistical properties of resonance widths for open Quantum Graphs
I would like to express my deep gratitude to the supervisor of my thesis, Prof. D.
The Arnold-Givental conjecture and moment Floer homology
Acknowledgments I want to express my gratitude to Klaus Aehlig for many invaluable discussions, especially on parser issues.
A novel approach to symbolic algebra
It is with a deep sense of gratitude that I acknowledge the help and the constant support I have received from him.
Arithmetic of algebraic groups
It is not possible to express my gratitude towards them in words.
Arithmetic of algebraic groups
On a final note, I also wish to express my sincere gratitude to the two referees, Dominique Proust and Tony Fairall, who provided quick and useful reports that have improved the quality of this work.
Pulling out Threads from the Cosmic Tapestry: Defining Filaments of Galaxies
We express our gratitude to Jay Holberg for a helpful report on this manuscript.
New Praesepe white dwarfs and the initial mass-final mass relation
The author expresses deep gratitude to Professor M.
Generic section of a hyperplane arrangement and twisted Hurewicz maps
The authors express their deep gratitude to O.V.
On some peculiarities of cosmic gamma-radiation in the energy range ~ 10^14 - 10^15 eV
I would like to express my gratitude to my advisor, Blaine Lawson, for proposing this problem and for all his help. I also want to thank Professor Mark Walker, for his useful remark and interesting on this topic.
Generalized Abel-Jacobi map on Lawson homology