Ingratitude


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Ingratitude

Anastasie and Delphine
ungrateful daughters do not attend father’s funeral. [Fr. Lit.: Père Goriot]
Glencoe, Massacre
of Campbell clan, having accepted hospitality of the MacDonalds for more than a week, attacked their hosts, killing 38. [Scot. Hist.: EB, IV: 573]
Goneril and Regan
two evil daughters of King Lear; their monstrous ingratitude upon receiving his kingdom drives him mad. [Br. Lit.: King Lear]
Lucius
enjoyed Timon’s generosity; refuses him loan when poor. [Br. Lit.: Timon of Athens]
Lucullus
Timon’s false friend; forgets all too easily his generosity. [Br. Lit.: Timon of Athens]
Sempronius
shared in Timon’s bounty; denies him loan when poor. [Br. Lit.: Timon of Athens]
ten lepers
of the ten lepers cleansed by Jesus, only one returned to thank him. [N. T.: Luke 11–19]
References in classic literature ?
She could think of nothing better: and though there was something in it which her own heart could not approvesomething of ingratitude, merely glossed overit must be done, or what would become of Harriet?
Ingratitude is a common topic of declamation against human nature; and it must be confessed that instances of it are but too frequent and flagrant, both in public and in private life.
Shower upon him every earthly blessing, drown him in a sea of happiness, so that nothing but bubbles of bliss can be seen on the surface; give him economic prosperity, such that he should have nothing else to do but sleep, eat cakes and busy himself with the continuation of his species, and even then out of sheer ingratitude, sheer spite, man would play you some nasty trick.
But when a prince declares himself gallantly in favour of one side, if the party with whom he allies himself conquers, although the victor may be powerful and may have him at his mercy, yet he is indebted to him, and there is established a bond of amity; and men are never so shameless as to become a monument of ingratitude by oppressing you.
She accuses me of ingratitude, and denies the accusations made against herself with regard to Monsieur Bwikov.
He bore with philosophy the conviction that Elizabeth must now become acquainted with whatever of his ingratitude and falsehood had before been unknown to her; and in spite of every thing, was not wholly without hope that Darcy might yet be prevailed on to make his fortune.
Of the imprisonment of Augustus and the absence of Edward--of our arrival in Scotland--of our unexpected Meeting with our Grand-father and our cousins--of our visit to Macdonald-Hall--of the singular service we there performed towards Janetta--of her Fathers ingratitude for it .
I could not help it: there was a poison in my veins that made me all ingratitude and perversity.
I expected it, of course; who can expect anything but insolence and ingratitude from that class of people
The Goatherd scolded them for their ingratitude in leaving him, when during the storm he had taken more care of them than of his own herd.
If it were more obtrusive it would trouble me less, for then I could snub him; but, as it is, he contrives to appear so really kind and thoughtful that I cannot do so without rudeness and seeming ingratitude.
In me it would amount to the highest ingratitude, not to feel, in the most sensible manner, the great degree of goodness you have been pleased to exert on this occasion.