The giggle fit continues, finally abated with a gratified sigh.
HarperCollins declined to give further details of the settlement, but said in a statement that it was "gratified."
What gratified her was that critics and other novelists embraced her book with no idea as to who actually wrote it.
They may sing with a gratified sense of exhibiting a good voice.
Soon, soon, that hunger of his for possession would be gratified!
He had read and thought much in his retired, solitary life, and was evidently well satisfied to find in me a gratified listener.
They were soon to be gratified by having this expectation realised.
The voyages of Frobisher and Drake had aroused a spirit of adventure, if they had not gratified the thirst for gold.
The very kind expressions in your letter have gratified me deeply.
By this treaty every reasonable wish of America, especially on the questions of boundary and of the fisheries, was gratified.
c.1400, "to bestow grace upon;" 1530s, "to show gratitude to," from French gratifier (16c.) or directly from Latin gratificari "to do favor to, oblige, gratify," from gratus "pleasing" (see grace) + root of facere "make, do, perform" (see factitious). Meaning "to give pleasure to" is from 1560s. Related: Gratified; gratifying.