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gratification
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • The progress is most gratifying.
  • Remembering that you and I have disagreed so often in the past, I thought you would be gratified to see me acting in accordance with your principles.
  • And then Rearden thought suddenly that he could break through Philip’s chronic wretchedness for once, give him a shock of pleasure, the unexpected gratification of a hopeless desire.
  • I believe that you hold a philosophy which disapproves of sacrifice-but in this case, you are most certainly a woman, so I’m sure that you will feel gratification at the magnitude of the sacrifice a man has made for the privilege of using your body.
  • He had walked out into the summer twilight of the streets, feeling as if he were both pursuing and pursued: pursuing a pleasure which nothing could give him, in celebration of a feeling which he dared not name-pursued by the dread of discovering what motive had moved him through the planning of tonight’s achievement and what aspect of it now gave him this feverish sense of gratification.
  • But he raised his head to glance up at her face, and it seemed to her that the look she saw in his eyes was part-gratification, part-contempt-almost as if, by some unknown kind of sanction, she had absolved him and damned herself.

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

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