an expression of appreciation or gratitude or an acknowledgment of services or favours given
thanks to because of: thanks to him we lost the match
informal an exclamation expressing acknowledgment, gratitude, or appreciation
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How to use thanks in a sentence
thanks to that meddling Franklin and the other editors, Jefferson thought his Declaration had been “mangled.”
“They basically said thanks a lot and shook our hands and took off,” Stammberger said.FBI Won’t Stop Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack -- Despite New Evidence | Shane Harris | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And, thanks to a transparent hull, exploring the deep and spotting rare marine life is practically a cinch.The Most Exciting New Hotels, Restaurants, and Submarines of 2014 | Charlie Gilbert | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
thanks to the Atlanta case, they can now see another in plain sight.A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat | Clive Irving | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
thanks to decades of social-science research, we know more about how to help struggling Americans than ever before.
In nine days he returned, bringing us the thanks of congress, and fresh orders.
thanks to Berthier's admirable system, Bonaparte was kept in touch with every part of his command.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
A cricket-match was in progress, but the bowling and batting were extremely wild, thanks to The Warren strong beer.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
In fifteen minutes the only dry part of me was the crown of my head—thanks be to a good Stetson hat.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
The little comical pig was rather lonesome after Slicko had left him, but he was no longer hungry, thanks to the acorns.Squinty the Comical Pig | Richard Barnum