- grateful dead,
Origin of grateful
Examples from the Web for gratefully
The American-distributed Qurans would be gratefully received.The U.S. Military Should Hand Out Qurans in Afghanistan as a Good-Will Gesture|Richard Miniter|March 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Upon being hauled onto the ship, he gratefully drank a glass of water and then broke into tears.
“The Obama administration came in and gave us this extra push,” he said, gratefully.
Lopez, wearing an orange Scoop T-shirt dress, looks as gratefully exhausted as any new mother.
And Laurie thanked him gratefully and placed the rain-coat, which wasnt very wet now, where he had found it.The Turner Twins|Ralph Henry Barbour
"I'm glad the old place is so well took care of," she thought, gratefully.Strangers and Wayfarers|Sarah Orne Jewett
He would have been all at sea regarding the women and children without her aid, and he told her so gratefully.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
"Thank you," said Charley gratefully, and with hope that there might be a way out of his trouble after all.Left on the Labrador|Dillon Wallace
It need not be said that this order was most gratefully received.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
Word Origin for grateful
1550s, "pleasing to the mind," also "full of gratitude," from obsolete adj. grate "agreeable, thankful," from Latin gratus "pleasing" (see grace). "A most unusual formation" [Weekley]. Hard to think of another case where English uses -ful to make an adjective from an adjective. Related: Gratefully; gratefulness.