Lastly, and above all, it was gratitude
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.
I could have kissed their rough, cold iron palms in gratitude
if they had not been buried in slimy mud under ten fathoms of water.
Pardon, therefore, what I have said in this epistle, not only without your consent, but absolutely against it; and give me at least leave, in this public manner, to declare that I am, with the highest respect and gratitude
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; -- try." 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.
It was gratitude
, not merely for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him, and all the unjust accusations accompanying her rejection.
easily becomes love in a woman's heart"--answered the dear creature, with a smile and a look that Betts would have been a mere dolt not to have comprehended--"and it is my duty to take care that MY gratitude
does not entertain this weakness."
She knew the price of everything, and her gratitude
was in exact proportion with the value of his gift.