Gratitude


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Gratitude

agrimony
traditional symbol for gratitude. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 172]
Androcles
because he had once extracted a thorn from its paw, the lion refrained from attacking Androcles in the arena. [Rom. Lit.: Brewer Dictionary, 33]
Canticle of the Sun, The
St. Francis of Assisi’s pantheistic hymn of thanks. [Christian Hagiog.: Bishop, 296]
Hannah
jubilantly thankful to God for giving son.
Magwitch, Abel
amply repays Pip for having helped him when in desperate straits. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Great Expectations]
Noah’s altar
built to thank God for safe landing. [O. T.: Genesis 8:20–21]
Thanksgiving Day
American holiday acknowledging God’s favor. [Am. Culture: Brewer Dictionary, 1071]
References in classic literature ?
We embraced each other tenderly, and I poured out my gratitude for the honour he had done me, in singling me out for this great wealth, and having said a hearty farewell we turned our backs, and hastened after our camels.
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.
You, who have been the best friend I ever had in my life Want gratitude to you
Jennings; but after this narration of what really passed between Colonel Brandon and Elinor, while they stood at the window, the gratitude expressed by the latter on their parting, may perhaps appear in general, not less reasonably excited, nor less properly worded than if it had arisen from an offer of marriage.
He overwhelmed me with the wildest expressions of affection--exclaimed passionately, in his exaggerated Italian way, that he would hold his life henceforth at my disposal--and declared that he should never be happy again until he had found an opportunity of proving his gratitude by rendering me some service which I might remember, on my side, to the end of my days.
Noirtier tenderly loves his granddaughter, Mademoiselle de Villefort; it is she who has nursed and tended him for six years, and has, by her devoted attention, fully secured the affection, I had almost said the gratitude, of her grandfather, and it is but just that she should reap the fruit of her devotion.
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.
Impossible to answer his blunt question in the affirmative, so I disclaimed all tendency to gratitude, and advised him if he expected any reward for his championship, to look for it in a better world, as he was not likely to meet with it here.
If you had any sense of decency, if you had any gratitude, you wouldn't dream of going.
But why does a feeling of spontaneous gratitude give us joy?
March 1 Kazakhstan celebrates its Day of Gratitude established in April 2015 by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.