Origin of gratification
Examples from the Web for gratification
America is “gratification nation” and we like ours immediate or, at least, annually.
Or, really, giving us the gratification of seeing him get caught?The Shocking ‘Fargo’ Finale: Creator Noah Hawley Breaks Down the Epic Bloodbath|Kevin Fallon|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps part of that is gratification that the ridiculous concept itself is an atomic bust.Yelp’s Now on TV & It’s Hilarious: A Review of ‘Review’|Kevin Fallon|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The gratification is faster with articles, because potentially you can write them in a day or a few days.
We see animals as partners and not solely as vessels for gratification.Germany Weighs Bestiality Ban Amid Rise of Pet Porn, Animal Brothels|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He here also met several veterans of the revolutionary army; a gratification which he enjoyed in almost every place he visited.Memoirs of General Lafayette|Lafayette
Strong moral power is produced by exercise, by endurance, renunciation, rather than by gratification.
We had the gratification of adding to the health of Hartford for two summers by abating the swine nuisance.The Funny Side of Physic|A. D. Crabtre
Phœbe laughed, too, but not with so delicious a gratification.Phoebe, Junior|Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
They blend a moment's vanity, a moment's gratification, into a temporary excitement, and they call it love.
1590s, from Middle French gratification or directly from Latin gratificationem (nominative gratificatio) "obligingness, complaisance," noun of action from past participle stem of gratificari (see gratify).