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pleasing to the mind or feeling

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affording satisfaction or pleasure

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She then changed the discourse to one more gratifying to each, and on which there could be no difference of sentiment.
Rook's reply as a gratifying tribute to the justice of her own opinions.
That would be very gratifying, no doubt," said the Second Politician, "but, alas
Charlie obediently sat himself upon a hassock at her feet; the other sinners drew near to catch the words of wisdom about to fall from her lips, and Rose, softened by this gratifying humility, addressed them in her most maternal tone.
The storm had cleared the air, and quite a heavenly calm succeeded, during which plans of a most varied and surprising sort were laid, for everyone burned to make noble sacrifices upon the shrine of "poor Mac," and Rose was the guiding star to whom the others looked with most gratifying submission.
It's naterally very gratifying to my feelings as a father, to see such a man as that, a kissing and taking notice of my children,' pursued Mr Kenwigs.
Men who pay for what they eat will insist on gratifying their palates, however nice and whimsical these may prove; and if everything is not agreeable to their taste, will challenge a right to censure, to abuse, and to d--n their dinner without controul.
To a man of my sentiments it is unspeakably gratifying to be able to say this.
To Mr Sparkler, when Miss Fanny permitted him to appear, Mr Dorrit said, he would not disguise that the alliance Mr Sparkler did him the honour to propose was highly congenial to his feelings; both as being in unison with the spontaneous affections of his daughter Fanny, and as opening a family connection of a gratifying nature with Mr Merdle, the master spirit of the age.
The attention and distinction you have so impressively mentioned, Mrs General, as attaching to this confidence, are, I have no doubt, of the most complimentary and gratifying description; but they don't at all proceed from me.
I therefore, my love, take the opportunity afforded by this gratifying and impressive occasion of--ha--solemnly remarking, that it is now a cherished wish and purpose of mine to see you--ha--eligibly (I repeat eligibly) married.
It's very gratifying - being the type of movie it is - getting this popular success," he added.
It was gratifying to read that Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa has distributed BD2.
Another step in the devolution toward our existence as self-indulgent, cynical, instantly gratifying beings with massive thumbs and tiny brains.
It's gratifying to be supported by this very special community," said Clinton.