grateful


grateful
01. I'm [grateful] for all the help you've given me.
02. The people of Holland are very [grateful] to the Canadian soldiers who helped to liberate their country during the Second World War.
03. I am very [grateful] to my parents for supporting me while I studied English in America.
04. The old woman smiled [gratefully] at the young man who offered her his seat on the bus.
05. A Chinese proverb notes that the wise man forgets insults as the [ungrateful] forget benefits.
06. A Portuguese proverb advises "Give a [grateful] man more than he asks for."
07. Kahlil Gibran once remarked, "I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am [ungrateful] to these teachers."
08. De la Rochefoucauld once suggested that in most of mankind, [gratitude] is merely a secret hope for greater favors.
09. Joseph Alsop once suggested that [gratitude], like love, is never a dependable international emotion.
10. Marcel Proust once advised, "Let us be [grateful] to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
11. Alfred Montapert once remarked that animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, [grateful] and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
12. The groom gave a speech at his wedding expressing his [gratitude] to his new wife's parents for raising their daughter to become such a wonderful woman.
13. The patient [gratefully] acknowledged the hard work of the doctors, nurses and other staff during his stay in the hospital.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Grateful — Grate ful, a. [Grate, a. + full; cf. F. gr[ e] thanks, good will, fr. L. gratum, neut. of gratus agreeable, grateful. See {Grate}, a.] 1. Having a due sense of benefits received; kindly disposed toward one from whom a favor has been received;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grateful — 1 Grateful, thankful both mean feeling or expressing one s gratitude. Grateful is more commonly employed to express a proper sense of favors received from another person or other persons {a grateful child} {a grateful recipient of charity} {the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • grateful — (adj.) 1550s, pleasing to the mind, also full of gratitude, from obsolete adj. grate agreeable, thankful, from L. gratus pleasing (see GRACE (Cf. grace)). A most unusual formation [Weekley]. Hard to think of another case where English uses FUL… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • grateful — [grāt′fəl] adj. [obs grate, pleasing (< L gratus: see GRACE) + FUL] 1. feeling or expressing gratitude; thankful; appreciative 2. causing gratitude; welcome; pleasing gratefully adv. gratefulness n …   English World dictionary

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  • grateful — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ extremely, really …   Collocations dictionary

  • grateful — grate|ful [ greıtfəl ] adjective ** feeling that you want to thank someone because they have given you something or done something for you: Thanks for coming with me. I m really grateful. grateful for: I m very grateful for all your help with the …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grateful */*/ — UK [ˈɡreɪtf(ə)l] / US [ˈɡreɪtfəl] adjective feeling that you want to thank someone because they have given you something or have done something for you Thanks for coming with me. I m really grateful. grateful for: I m very grateful for all your… …   English dictionary

  • grateful — adj. 1) grateful for; to (I am grateful to you for your help) 2) grateful that + clause (I m grateful that you can help) * * * [ greɪtf(ə)l] to (I am grateful to you for your help) grateful for grateful that + clause (I m grateful that you can… …   Combinatory dictionary