thanksgiving

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Christmas and Thanksgiving boxes can always be sent on time to reach you.

Arms and the clarion for the battle, but the song of thanksgiving to the victory!

The store had its market, also, at Thanksgiving time, and she bargained for a turkey.

Continue steadfastly in prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving.

But he was not a man to waste his time in thanksgiving for what had just happened to him.

Steve would be there, though he would not come until Thanksgiving Day itself.

Uncle Sam don't need you so hard that he can't let you have an hour or so off on Thanksgiving Day.

Pete's address was here punctuated by loud cries of thanksgiving.

I could have fallen on my knees in a prayer of thanksgiving had my surroundings been other than they were.

But from Fenzileh came no response to his prayer of thanksgiving.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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