so pushed to its extremest limit, that we do not know to what to compare it.
On the contrary, I would let my tongue be cut off out of gratitude
if things could be so arranged that I should lose all desire to put it out.
But the fact that I have told you of its existence shows that I had confidence in you, and that I hoped to earn your gratitude
for ever, by making your fortune as well as mine.
The idea of wanting gratitude
and consideration for Miss Woodhouse, whom she really loved extremely, made her wretched for a while, and when the violence of grief was comforted away, still remained powerful enough to prompt to what was right and support her in it very tolerably.
Jennings had attributed to a very different cause;--but whatever minor feelings less pure, less pleasing, might have a share in that emotion, her esteem for the general benevolence, and her gratitude
for the particular friendship, which together prompted Colonel Brandon to this act, were strongly felt, and warmly expressed.
He was pleased at the gratitude
he received, but felt abashed at receiving it.
I had at least two friends on Mars; a young woman who watched over me with motherly solicitude, and a dumb brute which, as I later came to know, held in its poor ugly carcass more love, more loyalty, more gratitude
than could have been found in the entire five million green Martians who rove the deserted cities and dead sea bottoms of Mars.
But not one of them seemed to possess the smallest spark of gratitude
in his composition.
But here, whilst my gratitude
for the princely benefactions of the Duke of Bedford bursts from my heart, you must forgive my reminding you that it was you who first recommended me to the notice of my benefactor.
The ruling idea of his life appeared to be, that he was bound to show his gratitude
to the country which had afforded him an asylum and a means of subsistence by doing his utmost to turn himself into an Englishman.
Noirtier gave Valentine such a look of tenderness and gratitude
that it was comprehended even by the notary himself.
You owe me a debt of gratitude
," were his first words.