Origin of grateful
SYNONYMS FOR grateful
Can be confusedgrateful gratified (see synonym study at the current entry)
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