But, Fanny, if your heart can acquit you of _ingratitude_—
Miss Crawford’s attentions to you have been—not more than you were justly entitled to—I am the last person to think that couldbe, but they have been invariable; and to be returning them with what must have something the air of ingratitude, though I know it could never have the meaning, is not in your nature, I am sure.
To be called into notice in such a manner, to hear that it was but the prelude to something so infinitely worse, to be told that she must do what was so impossible as to act; and then to have the charge of obstinacy and ingratitude follow it, enforced with such a hint at the dependence of her situation, had been too distressing at the time to make the remembrance when she was alone much less so, especially with the superadded dread of what the morrow might produce in continuation of…
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"Boy," Mrs. Amos said, "I am not the least bit surprised at your show of ingratitude.
Christopher Paul Curtis -- Bud, Not Buddy
I remember he used words like ’failure’ and ’ingratitude,’ and once he said very clearly, ’I know how well I have performed my duty.’