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gratification

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Definition great satisfaction (pleasure)
  • to my gratification she arrived on time
gratification = great satisfaction (pleasure)
  • dull repetitious work gives me no gratification
  • The ability to delay gratification is an outstanding predictor of success.
  • Americans are accustomed to instant gratification.
  • he held it rather a punishment, than a gratification, to endure our company
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • So strong was my desire, that I thought a gratification of it would fully compensate for whatever loss of comforts I should sustain by the exchange.
    Frederick Douglass  --  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
  • She has not often a gratification of the kind, and I am sure, ma'am, you would be glad to give her the pleasure now?
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • gratification = pleasure
  • "I am sure," she said, "that every one of us here will be gratified to learn that after four weeks of unremitting effort and patience on the part of our friend the goose, she now has something to show for it."
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • gratified = gave or received what was desired; or pleased
  • Do not imagine, Miss Bennet, that your ambition will ever be gratified.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • gratified = having received what was desired
  • "It's very gratifying," he said, often repeating the remark in the course of the evening.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • gratifying = pleasurable
  • "Ah - ah - Madam," gasped Uncle Andrew, "I am most honoured - highly gratified - a most unexpected, pleasure—"
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician's Nephew
  • gratified = pleased
  • Don't you care a little to gratify your daughter?
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • gratify = give pleasure or satisfaction
  • It's deeply gratifying, Sam, to know that I haven't been wasting my time in talking to you.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • gratifying = pleasing (pleasurable)
  • ...much more gratified I had my agent Susan Bergholz providing for me rather than a husband.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • gratified = pleased
  • Working as fast as he could he carefully placed the dried grass and wood pieces he had tried at first on top of the bark and was gratified to see them take.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • gratified = happy (greatly satisfied)
  • A thoroughly good sermon, thoroughly well delivered, is a capital gratification.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • gratification = pleasure
  • These were anxious considerations; enough to sober her spirits even under the prospect of a ball given principally for her gratification.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • gratification = pleasure
  • He remained steadily inclined to gratify so amiable a feeling;
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • gratify = satisfy or please
  • "My opinion!" she cried, shrinking from such a compliment, highly as it gratified her.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • gratified = pleased
  • Each sister could echo the wish; and Henry Crawford, to whom, in all the riot of his gratifications it was yet an untasted pleasure, was quite alive at the idea.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
gratifications = pleasures

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