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That love acknowledged, fed, and gratified, when are its demands appeased?

Not improbably, the public may yet be gratified with this collection.

For the time being, conscience was muted by gratified ambition.

A year ago her half promise to Joe had gratified her sense of romance.

The first evening or two Christine's pleasure in having him there gratified him.

It was a project which pleased her taste, and gratified her aristocratic notions.

The Assistant Commissioner was surprised and gratified extremely.

The manner in which I gratified this wish, and the consequences to which it led, will be seen in the sequel.

I am charitable enough to hope that this gratified her more than it vexed me, which was not at all.

He confirmed his friends in their confidence, fixed the wavering, and gratified all.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "to bestow grace upon;" 1530s, "to show gratitude to," from French gratifier (16c.) or directly from Latin gratificari "to do favor to, oblige, gratify," from gratus "pleasing" (see grace) + root of facere "make, do, perform" (see factitious). Meaning "to give pleasure to" is from 1560s. Related: Gratified; gratifying.

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