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"You needn't trouble yourself to be grateful," returned Robert, coolly.

Let us meet them with faith and courage, with patience and a grateful and happy heart.

We are grateful to you, Ted and I, for having been so forbearing in the past.

And I know papa will be so grateful to you for all your kindness to me!

How could I have imagined that a young noble would be grateful, or a wanton true?

I think the others were as grateful as I for the interruption.

I was grateful for some far shout upon the street that drowned the noise.

"But he's grateful when he's kindly treated," commented Mortimer.

Oh, my dear seigneur, how I love you, and how grateful I am to you!

Did she wish to say that she was grateful to him for having helped her in recovering the linen?

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "pleasing to the mind," also "full of gratitude," from obsolete adj. grate "agreeable, thankful," from Latin gratus "pleasing" (see grace). "A most unusual formation" [Weekley]. Hard to think of another case where English uses -ful to make an adjective from an adjective. Related: Gratefully; gratefulness.

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