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Origin of thanksgiving
Examples from the Web for thanksgiving
Fans of the series will flock to see ‘Mockingjay’ this Thanksgiving weekend.Team Peeta or Team Gale: Why the ‘Hunger Games’ Love Triangle Ruins ‘Mockingjay – Part 1’|Kevin Fallon|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now that giving thanks to God no longer plays a prominent role in American civic life, Whom or What do we thank on Thanksgiving?
Thank you, FCC, for all the football that is broadcast on Thanksgiving Day.
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In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, most of us are eager to return home for the holiday.
Lemaire, crawling up, found him on his knees upon the top of the battered chart-house, improvising a paen of thanksgiving.Beggars on Horseback|F. Tennyson Jesse
After having finished his thanksgiving in the church, seeing me go out, he followed me into the house in which I lodged.The Autobiography of Madame Guyon|Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
Songs of thanksgiving were uplifted that night at Compline in the choir.Border Ghost Stories|Howard Pease
Plainly he had thought her gone for good and this was his thanksgiving.Margarita's Soul|Ingraham Lovell
These are the days when the Thanksgiving turkey is accumulating succulent flesh and fatness.In Pastures Green|Peter McArthur
- an expression of thanks to God
- a public act of religious observance or a celebration in acknowledgment of divine favours
1530s, "the giving of thanks," from thanks (n.) + present participle of give (v.). In the specific sense of "public celebration acknowledging divine favors" thanksgiving dates from 1630s (the first one in America was held October 1621 by Plymouth Colony Pilgrims in appreciation of assistance from members of the Massasoit tribe and celebration of the first harvest); though Thanksgiving Day itself is not attested until 1670s.