the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
n. The state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received; thankfulness.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
n. The state or quality of being grateful or thankful; a warm and friendly feeling in response to a favor or favors received; thankfulness.
n.Synonyms See grateful.
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n. a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation
"It was gratitude; gratitude, not merely for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him, and all the unjust accusations accompanying her rejection."
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