- feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.
Origin of thankful
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beholden, obliged. See grateful.
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Examples from the Web for thankful
Thankful that I made it this far without fearing dying of a treatable illness because I had no insurance.From Socially Isolated Nerd to Jeopardy! Bad Boy: A Thank You Note
November 27, 2014
At first, family members are awestruck—amazed and thankful that their loved one is still with them.What It’s Like to Wake Up Dead
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
November 21, 2014
After my article ran, Peter was thankful, even though he was the one who was taking the real risks.ISIS Thugs Behead Peter Kassig
October 4, 2014
I shifted in my seat, thankful that the camera was not turned on for our Skype chat across the pond.Who’s That ‘Bum’ Girl? The Brit Telling Americans How To Wipe Their Asses
June 16, 2014
It is good and right to celebrate this success and to be thankful for the justice of the courts.The Battle for LGBT Equality Isn’t Over Yet
May 25, 2014
But for her it was a blessed release, and we can only be thankful.
My dear, I'm glad and thankful you've done with that dreadful, dangerous game.
On the day her mother died she told herself she was glad and thankful.
The weight on my mind was removed, and I felt happy and thankful.Biography of a Slave
"I cannot tell you how thankful I am to you, Mr. Hardy," said Mrs. Weston, as he concluded.Life in London
- grateful and appreciative
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Word Origin and History for thankful
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