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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • He knew that in her heart his aunt was on her knees to him, and he was morosely gratified by the consciousness of it.
  • There was a buzz of gratification from time to time during the reading, accompanied by whispered ejaculations of "How sweet!"
  • A vagrant current or a slight rise in the river had carried off their raft, but this only gratified them, since its going was something like burning the bridge between them and civilization.
  • It gratified all the vicious vanity that was in him; and so, instead of winning him, it only "set him up" the more and made him the more diligent to avoid betraying that he knew she was about.
  • They caught fish, cooked supper and ate it, and then fell to guessing at what the village was thinking and saying about them; and the pictures they drew of the public distress on their account were gratifying to look upon—from their point of view.
  • Tom squeezed his small body behind it in order to illuminate it for Becky’s gratification.
  • He was vastly gratified the next moment, to see the "Spaniard" take to his heels and get himself out of sight.

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  • to my gratification she arrived on time
  • dull repetitious work gives me no gratification

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