warm and deep appreciation for kindness received; gratitude or thankfulness: After working as a doctor in parts of Africa, I feel a new-found respect and gratefulness for the healthcare we receive here.
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- o·ver·grate·ful·ness, noun
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How to use gratefulness in a sentence
I’m really grateful that we can still create and develop amazing experiences for our visitors virtually and physically, in person, too.
I cried because I’d wished we’d caught it earlier and because I was grateful that I’d trusted my gut.Distance learning was a disaster. So I decided to teach my daughter myself. | Tracey Lewis-Giggetts | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Haurylava remembered how grateful she’d felt when Ashton and other Utah health-care workers showed up to help her and her team last spring.Utah hospital workers rushed to NYC to help with covid in the spring. NYC workers just returned the favor. | Cathy Free | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Their mother, Lucy, said she is grateful for the money they bring in but reminds them that she wants them to get an education.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories | by Melissa Sanchez | November 19, 2020 | ProPublica
Michelle returned the love on her own page, writing, “So grateful to have him as a partner through everything life throws at us.”Barack Obama Explains How Presidency Briefly Took A Toll On His Marriage To Michelle Obama | Joe Colucci | November 12, 2020 | Essence.com
She murmured something in remonstrance, but flooded with gratefulness for the very thing she tried to protest against.Fidelity | Susan Glaspell
The young Grotius, like Horace, has celebrated his gratefulness for so good a father in some verses still extant.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius | Jean Lvesque de Burigny
Tears of delight and gratefulness,—blessed tears,—sparkle upon Sulamith's pale and beautiful face.Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity | Alexandre Kuprin
Then there is the other peace, it is the peace of gratefulness: “Be ye thankful.”Sermons Preached at Brighton | Frederick W. Robertson
They help one to utter a mood, or a sense of gratefulness for pleasure given.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2 | Elizabeth Bisland