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  • If he starts this Union business in the factory ...I've noticed some signs, some rudeness, some ingratitude.†   (source)
  • I knew writers were supposed to have big egos, but I guess I didn't understand that meant ingratitude, too!†   (source)
  • Father Nicanor Reyna-whom Don Apolinar Moscote had brought from the swamp to officiate at the wedding—was an old man hardened by the ingratitude of his ministry.†   (source)
  • If they complain, it's out of sheer ingratitude.†   (source)
  • Defiance and ingratitude reap no reward in my kingdom.†   (source)
  • Still, I must remember "the sin of ingratitude" and be appreciative.†   (source)
  • And if I had any kind of success at all, it would seem the height of ingratitude.†   (source)
  • This condemnation of technology is ingratitude, that's what it is.†   (source)
  • There's nothing lower and uglier than ingratitude!†   (source)
  • I remember he used words like 'failure' and 'ingratitude,' and once he said very clearly, 'I know how well I have performed my duty.'†   (source)
  • "Ingratitude, the vilest weed that grows"!†   (source)
  • CROMWELL For the moment there is this: (Picks up a paper and reads) "I charge you with great ingratitude.†   (source)
  • What black ingratitude!†   (source)
  • Only her private grief and public ingratitude could at times bear her down.   (source)
  • Actually, I shouldn't even be writing this, since it makes me seem so ungrateful, but .... I sometimes wonder if anyone will ever understand what I mean, if anyone will ever overlook my ingratitude and not worry about whether or not I'm Jewish and merely see me as a teenager badly in need of some good plain fun.   (source)
  • People often discuss ingratitude.   (source)
  • "I am really mortified at the base ingratitude of Callender," Jefferson wrote to James Monroe on July 14.   (source)
  • Envy nips not their buds, calumny destroys not their fruits, nor does ingratitude tarnish their colors.   (source)
  • When the Republican press attacked Callender for his "apostasy, ingratitude, cowardice, lies, venality, and constitutional malignity," Callender struck back in the Recorder on September I, 1802, under the title "The President Again" : It is well known that the man whom it delighteth the people to honor, keeps and for many years has kept, a concubine, one of his slaves.   (source)
  • Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind, As man's ingratitude.†   (source)
  • Nor was she pleased by the High Sparrow's endless truculence and ingratitude.†   (source)
  • What she really wants is a daughter-in-law who can be moulded, not by Simon, but by herself; and so the girls continue to be floated past him, and he continues to turn away indifferently, and to be gently accused by his mother of laziness and ingratitude.†   (source)
  • But thoughtless ingratitude is the armour of the young; without it, how would they ever get through life?†   (source)
  • She did not comprehend why he thought it an abomination that he had had a woman in secret, since that was an atavistic custom of a certain kind of man, himself included, yes even he in a moment of ingratitude, and besides, it seemed to her a heartbreaking proof of love that she had helped him carry out his decision to die.†   (source)
  • After the Battle of the Bells, when Aerys Targaryen had stripped him of his titles and sent him into exile in a mad fit of ingratitude and suspicion, the lands and lordship had remained within House Connington, passing to his cousin Ser Ronald, the man whom Jon had made his castellan when he went to King's Landing to attend Prince Rhaegar.†   (source)
  • We both made a pact with spit on our fingers and our palms and everything about never, through the rest of our lives, being guilty of "the sin of ingratitude."†   (source)
  • Once at Red's uncle's house we talked about "the sin of ingratitude," and after we'd gone to bed, Red and I whispered far into the night about that concept.†   (source)
  • I caught a glimpse of her ingratitude too, but I couldn't for long see anything to her discredit.†   (source)
  • "Ingratitude!" she whispered huskily, with a boding shake of the head.†   (source)
  • Ingratitude, more fierce than brutish beasts!†   (source)
  • I have repaid him with ingratitude.†   (source)
  • You have revealed every other sin of which you are capable: sloth, and ingratitude, and irreverence and blasphemy.†   (source)
  • Which, considering our long association with their mother (a dig at our ingratitude), they didn't hesitate to request.†   (source)
  • It is ingratitude, perfidy, treachery!†   (source)
  • "Ingratitude, more fierce than brutish beasts," Gant resumed, getting off on another track, fruitful with mixed and mangled quotation.†   (source)
  • "Ingratitude!" he sneered.†   (source)
  • Ingratitude!†   (source)
  • Ingratitude!†   (source)
  • ah, how you will regret your ingratitude and cruelty!†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, with black ingratitude he would throw up the job suddenly and depart.†   (source)
  • Such is the ingratitude of immature youth†   (source)
  • "Davie, Davie," I thought, "was ever seen such black ingratitude?†   (source)
  • God has punished her for her ingratitude.†   (source)
  • Yet in leaving him I couldn't be accused of ingratitude.†   (source)
  • That he had, from his birth, displayed no better qualities than treachery, ingratitude, and malice.†   (source)
  • "Pardieu," returned Franz, laughing, "in token of your ingratitude."†   (source)
  • Absolute neglect of the mother and sisters, when invited to come, would be ingratitude.†   (source)
  • But, Fanny, if your heart can acquit you of ingratitude—" He ceased.†   (source)
  • —One effort will I make to save thee—but beware of ingratitude!†   (source)
  • I am not a man, that I should repay kindness with ingratitude!†   (source)
  • But that's more than dislike, that's ingratitude!†   (source)
  • It is indomitable in the face of obstacles and gentle towards ingratitude.†   (source)
  • Then he would come and renew the old threadbare discourse about his forbearance and my ingratitude.†   (source)
  • I have taken action and I will tell you why: solely, madam, solely, owing to your black ingratitude!†   (source)
  • Forgetfulness in people might wound, their ingratitude corrode, but this voice, pouring endlessly, year in year out, would take whatever it might be; this vow; this van; this life; this procession, would wrap them all about and carry them on, as in the rough stream of a glacier the ice holds a splinter of bone, a blue petal, some oak trees, and rolls them on.†   (source)
  • He quickly recapitulated the story of a sacrifice he had heard of in college: a man had cheated in an examination; his roommate in a gust of sentiment had taken the entire blame—due to the shame of it the innocent one's entire future seemed shrouded in regret and failure, capped by the ingratitude of the real culprit.†   (source)
  • Let me tell you about him—" Dick had rung off at this point—perhaps that was a piece of ingratitude for he needed grist for the grinding activity of his mind.†   (source)
  • That would be base ingratitude and the worst disloyalty to my illness and to genius and to my love for you, from which I bear both old scars and new wounds, and to those arms of yours, that I know well—though I must admit it was only in our dream, a dream with a touch of genius, that I came to know them, which certainly implies no consequences or duties for you, no limitations on your freedom.†   (source)
  • His voice hardened as his temper got the better of him with the recollection of his sincerity in asking her and her present ingratitude, and he stepped across to her side and held her by the shoulders, so that she shook under his grasp.†   (source)
  • He read industriously, as he read always, without criticism, stories of cruelty, deceit, ingratitude, dishonesty, and low cunning.†   (source)
  • Besides, there were her father and mother: they had always treated him well; it was not possible to repay them with ingratitude.†   (source)
  • Settembrini said loftily, "You wrong our host with your display of wit, for it is equally a display of ingratitude for this delicious cake.†   (source)
  • It was a dreadful picture of ingratitude and inhumanity; and Anne felt, at some moments, that no flagrant open crime could have been worse.†   (source)
  • On such occasions he would assume the air of a very injured individual, and reproach me for my ingratitude.†   (source)
  • When he had bitterly reminded Dounia that he had decided to take her in spite of evil report, Pyotr Petrovitch had spoken with perfect sincerity and had, indeed, felt genuinely indignant at such "black ingratitude."†   (source)
  • I knew that I could expect nothing but meanness, deceit, envy, intrigue, and ingratitude—the blackest ingratitude—in this house...†   (source)
  • My sufferings were augmented also by the oppressive sense of the injustice and ingratitude of their infliction.†   (source)
  • He bore with philosophy the conviction that Elizabeth must now become acquainted with whatever of his ingratitude and falsehood had before been unknown to her; and in spite of every thing, was not wholly without hope that Darcy might yet be prevailed on to make his fortune.†   (source)
  • To account for your own hard-heartedness and ingratitude in such a case, you are bound to prove the other party's crime.†   (source)
  • Ada found me thus and had such a delightful confidence in me when I showed her the keys and told her about them that it would have been insensibility and ingratitude not to feel encouraged.†   (source)
  • I protest against ingratitude.†   (source)
  • This I learned from her benefactress; from the pious and charitable lady who adopted her in her orphan state, reared her as her own daughter, and whose kindness, whose generosity the unhappy girl repaid by an ingratitude so bad, so dreadful, that at last her excellent patroness was obliged to separate her from her own young ones, fearful lest her vicious example should contaminate their purity: she has sent her here to be healed, even as the Jews of old sent their diseased to the troubled pool of Bethesda; and, teachers, superintendent, I beg of you not to allow the waters to stagnate round her.†   (source)
  • After constant indulgence of one's weak nature, and the other's bad one, I earn for thanks two samples of blind ingratitude, stupid to absurdity!†   (source)
  • His conviction that he was making her happy seemed to her an imbecile insult, and his sureness on this point ingratitude.†   (source)
  • But you have never told me that you did not love me; and truly, to speak such words to me would be, on the part of your Majesty, too great an ingratitude.†   (source)
  • The ordinary newspapers gave up the struggle that morning, and only one very violent reactionary paper (called the Daily Telegraph) attempted an appearance, and rated 'the rebels' in good set terms for their folly and ingratitude in tearing out the bowels of their 'common mother,' the English Nation, for the benefit of a few greedy paid agitators, and the fools whom they were deluding.†   (source)
  • If any one thing in my experience, more than another, served to deepen my conviction of the infernal character of slavery, and to fill me with unutterable loathing of slaveholders, it was their base ingratitude to my poor old grandmother.†   (source)
  • It was not only that he was unwilling to entertain thoughts which could be accused of baseness, and was already uneasy in the sense that he had to justify himself from the charge of ingratitude—the latent consciousness of many other barriers between himself and Dorothea besides the existence of her husband, had helped to turn away his imagination from speculating on what might befall Mr. Casaubon.†   (source)
  • She will tax me with ingratitude.†   (source)
  • Marius shuddered at that reproach of ingratitude directed against his father, and which he was on the point of so fatally justifying.†   (source)
  • Now, you'd hardly suppose,' added Squeers, moving in his chair with the impatience of an ill-used man, 'that people's ingratitude would carry them quite as far as that; would you?'†   (source)
  • Thus spake Prince John, wilfully forgetting, that of all the sons of Henry the Second, though no one was free from the charge, he himself had been most distinguished for rebellion and ingratitude to his father.†   (source)
  • And that is not all: even if man really were nothing but a piano-key, even if this were proved to him by natural science and mathematics, even then he would not become reasonable, but would purposely do something perverse out of simple ingratitude, simply to gain his point.†   (source)
  • There may be black ingratitude in the thing, and the punishment may be retributive and well deserved; but that it is a miserable thing, I can testify.†   (source)
  • No, no, Mabel; we both owe something to Jasper and the Pathfinder, and I have been thinking how I can best serve them, for I hold ingratitude to be the vice of a hog; for treat the animal to your own dinner, and he would eat you for the dessert.†   (source)
  • A murmur of approbation followed Elizabeth's simple and powerful appeal, but it was excited by her generous interference, and not in favour of poor Justine, on whom the public indignation was turned with renewed violence, charging her with the blackest ingratitude.†   (source)
  • It was at the time when my troubles were at their highest, and when I was most incensed against my lover for his ingratitude in caring as little as he did for the innumerable distresses and mortifications I underwent on his account, that your dear friend, Mr Gowan, appeared at the house.†   (source)
  • Shower upon him every earthly blessing, drown him in a sea of happiness, so that nothing but bubbles of bliss can be seen on the surface; give him economic prosperity, such that he should have nothing else to do but sleep, eat cakes and busy himself with the continuation of his species, and even then out of sheer ingratitude, sheer spite, man would play you some nasty trick.†   (source)
  • I, who am owing all my happiness to you, would not it be horrible ingratitude in me to be severe on them?†   (source)
  • 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 the subject.†   (source)
  • I was better after I had cried than before,—more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.†   (source)
  • About noon next day, when the Dodger and Master Bates had gone out to pursue their customary avocations, Mr. Fagin took the opportunity of reading Oliver a long lecture on the crying sin of ingratitude; of which he clearly demonstrated he had been guilty, to no ordinary extent, in wilfully absenting himself from the society of his anxious friends; and, still more, in endeavouring to escape from them after so much trouble and expense had been incurred in his recovery.†   (source)
  • The fiendish ingratitude of that man, she was sure, had broken Mr. S.'s heart: and as for a marriage, he would never, never, never, never consent.†   (source)
  • And, to cap the climax of their base ingratitude and fiendish barbarity, my grandmother, who was now very old, having outlived my old master and all his children, having seen the beginning and end of all of them, and her present owners finding she was of but little value, her frame already racked with the pains of old age, and complete helplessness fast stealing over her once active limbs, they took her to the woods, built her a little hut, put up a little mud-chimney, and then made her welcome to the privilege of supporting herself there in perfect loneliness; thus virtually turning her out to die!†   (source)
  • She is ready prey to any man who knows how to play adroitly either on her affectionate ardor or her Quixotic enthusiasm; and a man stands by with that very intention in his mind—a man with no other principle than transient caprice, and who has a personal animosity towards me—I am sure of it—an animosity which is fed by the consciousness of his ingratitude, and which he has constantly vented in ridicule of which I am as well assured as if I had heard it.†   (source)
  • Mr Snawley looked steadfastly at his son for a full minute, and then covering his eyes with his hand, and once more raising his hat in the air, appeared deeply occupied in deploring his black ingratitude.†   (source)
  • He's forgotten all I've done for him, and made on him, and goan and riven up a whole row o' t' grandest currant-trees i' t' garden!' and here he lamented outright; unmanned by a sense of his bitter injuries, and Earnshaw's ingratitude and dangerous condition.†   (source)
  • And do you know, I came with horror to the conclusion that, if anything could dissipate my love to humanity, it would be ingratitude.†   (source)
  • He walked round it with folded arms, meditating on the folly of the Government and the ingratitude of men.†   (source)
  • He could have endured poverty, and while this distress had been the meed of his virtue, he gloried in it; but the ingratitude of the Turk and the loss of his beloved Safie were misfortunes more bitter and irreparable.†   (source)
  • Tell me of my ingratitude.†   (source)
  • Only now, as you speak, I understand that I was really only seeking your approbation for my sincerity when I told you I could not endure ingratitude.†   (source)
  • Moreover that which is called, far too harshly in certain cases, the ingratitude of children, is not always a thing so deserving of reproach as it is supposed.†   (source)
  • Miss Crawford's attentions to you have been—not more than you were justly entitled to—I am the last person to think that could be, 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.†   (source)
  • The father and mother did not speak of the matter to their son again, but a few days later the countess sent for Sonya and, with a cruelty neither of them expected, reproached her niece for trying to catch Nicholas and for ingratitude.†   (source)
  • I did not return the family of Flints any thanks for their cordial invitation—a remissness for which I was, no doubt, charged with base ingratitude.†   (source)
  • She could think of nothing better: and though there was something in it which her own heart could not approve—something of ingratitude, merely glossed over—it must be done, or what would become of Harriet?†   (source)
  • "I am sure, my dear Mr. Clump," she said, "no efforts of mine have been wanting to restore our dear invalid, whom the ingratitude of her nephew has laid on the bed of sickness.†   (source)
  • But I am not ready to send you there yet, notwithstanding your ingratitude for all my kindness and forbearance.†   (source)
  • It is the ingratitude of nature.†   (source)
  • The princess, who had never liked Pierre and had been particularly hostile to him since she had felt herself under obligations to him after the old count's death, now after staying a short time in Orel—where she had come intending to show Pierre that in spite of his ingratitude she considered it her duty to nurse him—felt to her surprise and vexation that she had become fond of him.†   (source)
  • She and her household, however, considered that she had been the victim of horrible selfishness and treason, and that her sacrifices in Miss Crawley's behalf had met with the most savage ingratitude.†   (source)
  • I am a monster of ingratitude.†   (source)
  • She knew the poor tradesmen who were bankrupt by his extravagance—the mean shifts and rogueries with which he had ministered to it—the astounding falsehoods by which he had imposed upon the most generous of aunts, and the ingratitude and ridicule by which he had repaid her sacrifices.†   (source)
  • "I came here," said he, "to make you a friendly proposition; but your ingratitude chafes me beyond endurance.†   (source)
  • Then he launched out upon his usual themes,—my crimes against him, and my ingratitude for his forbearance.†   (source)
  • Then, according to her custom, she rebuked herself for her pettishness and ingratitude and determined to make a reparation to honest William for the slight she had not expressed to him, but had felt for his piano.†   (source)
  • Is this ingratitude, however?†   (source)
  • I have wanted to make you happy, and I have been repaid with the basest ingratitude; but though you have proved yourself incapable of appreciating my kindness, I will be lenient towards you, Linda.†   (source)
  • Samuel continued to reason with them, but to no purpose; he set before them their ingratitude, but all would not avail; and seeing them fully bent on their folly, he cried out, I WILL CALL UNTO THE LORD, AND HE SHALL SEND THUNDER AND RAIN (which then was a punishment, being in the time of wheat harvest) THAT YE MAY PERCEIVE AND SEE THAT YOUR WICKEDNESS IS GREAT WHICH YE HAVE DONE IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD, AND THE LORD SENT THUNDER AND RAIN THAT DAY, AND ALL THE PEOPLE GREATLY FEARED THE LORD AND SAMUEL.†   (source)
  • — meeting with such ingratitude, where so much kindness had been shewn, so much confidence had been placed!†   (source)
  • But after Severus had conquered and killed Niger, and settled oriental affairs, he returned to Rome and complained to the Senate that Albinus, little recognizing the benefits that he had received from him, had by treachery sought to murder him, and for this ingratitude he was compelled to punish him.†   (source)
  • in view that it is folly in one nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that, by such acceptance, it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favors, and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more.†   (source)
  • "A letter of proper submission!" repeated he; "would they have me beg my mother's pardon for Robert's ingratitude to HER, and breach of honour to ME?†   (source)
  • But when a prince declares himself gallantly in favour of one side, if the party with whom he allies himself conquers, although the victor may be powerful and may have him at his mercy, yet he is indebted to him, and there is established a bond of amity; and men are never so shameless as to become a monument of ingratitude by oppressing you.†   (source)
  • Pray to the gods to intermit the plague
    That needs must light on this ingratitude.   (source)
  • For Brutus, as you know, was Caesar's angel:
    Judge, O you gods, how dearly Caesar loved him!
    This was the most unkindest cut of all;
    For when the noble Caesar saw him stab,
    Ingratitude, more strong than traitors' arms,
    Quite vanquished him:   (source)
    ingratitude = lack of gratefulness
  • It may sound like ingratitude, but that is one of the things that I resent here—the attitude that I am a guinea pig.†   (source)
  • Keep on—Liberty is to be subserv'd whatever occurs;
    That is nothing that is quell'd by one or two failures, or any
    number of failures,
    Or by the indifference or ingratitude of the people, or by any
    Or the show of the tushes of power, soldiers, cannon, penal statutes.†   (source)
  • Nay, only look at my disposition, is that likely to show ingratitude to anyone?†   (source)
  • For myself, I don't believe it's possible; His ingratitude would be too visible.†   (source)
  • "Notable cruelty!" exclaimed Sancho; "unheard-of ingratitude!†   (source)
  • "Hold," said Jones, "no more abuse of her: I detest the thought of ingratitude."†   (source)
  • The dishonesty of this fellow I might, perhaps, have pardoned, but never his ingratitude.†   (source)
  • His fate was a just punishment for his ingratitude.†   (source)
  • I know of none, Nor know I you by voice or any feature: I hate ingratitude more in a man Than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness, Or any taint of vice whose strong corruption Inhabits our frail blood.†   (source)
  • For Polixenes,— With whom I am accus'd,—I do confess I lov'd him, as in honour he requir'd; With such a kind of love as might become A lady like me; with a love even such, So and no other, as yourself commanded: Which not to have done, I think had been in me Both disobedience and ingratitude To you and toward your friend; whose love had spoke, Ever since it could speak, from an infant, freely, That it was yours.†   (source)
  • SONG I. Blow, blow, thou winter wind, Thou art not so unkind As man's ingratitude; Thy tooth is not so keen, Because thou art not seen, Although thy breath be rude.†   (source)
  • The sin of my ingratitude even now
    Was heavy on me: thou art so far before,
    That swiftest wing of recompense is slow
    To overtake thee.†   (source)
  • I was enforc'd to send it after him; I was beset with shame and courtesy; My honour would not let ingratitude So much besmear it.†   (source)
  • I laid before him the inequality of the match; the treatment I should meet with in the family; the ingratitude it would be to his good father and mother, who had taken me into their house upon such generous principles, and when I was in such a low condition; and, in short, I said everything to dissuade him from his design that I could imagine, except telling him the truth, which would indeed have put an end to it all, but that I durst not think of mentioning.†   (source)
  • Ingratitude, thou marble-hearted fiend, More hideous when thou show'st thee in a child Than the sea-monster!†   (source)
  • The breach of this Law, is called Ingratitude; and hath the same relation to Grace, that Injustice hath to Obligation by Covenant.†   (source)
  • Ingratitude is a common topic of declamation against human nature; and it must be confessed that instances of it are but too frequent and flagrant, both in public and in private life.†   (source)
  • They believe it inconsistent with the happiness of departed souls not to be at liberty to be where they will: and do not imagine them capable of the ingratitude of not desiring to see those friends with whom they lived on earth in the strictest bonds of love and kindness: besides, they are persuaded that good men, after death, have these affections; and all other good dispositions increased rather than diminished, and therefore conclude that they are still among the living, and observe all they say or do.†   (source)
  • And that is it Hath made me rig my navy; at whose burden The anger'd ocean foams; with which I meant To scourge the ingratitude that despiteful Rome Cast on my noble father.†   (source)
  • As in revenge of thy ingratitude, I throw thy name against the bruising stones, Trampling contemptuously on thy disdain.†   (source)
  • Which concludes the first book; with an instance of ingratitude, which, we hope, will appear unnatural.†   (source)
  • The mere thought of this ingratitude Makes me suffer from a torture so crude .... The horror I feel ...My soul longs to cry .... I can't even speak, and I'm sure I will die.†   (source)
  • Ingratitude is among them a capital crime, as we read it to have been in some other countries: for they reason thus; that whoever makes ill returns to his benefactor, must needs be a common enemy to the rest of mankind, from whom he has received no obligation, and therefore such a man is not fit to live.†   (source)
  • Sometimes my imagination formed an idea of one frightful thing, sometimes of another; sometime I thought he had discovered me, and was come to upbraid me with ingratitude and breach of honour; and every moment I fancied he was coming up the stairs to insult me; and innumerable fancies came into my head of what was never in his head, nor ever could be, unless the devil had revealed it to him.†   (source)
  • The Lawes of Nature are Immutable and Eternall, For Injustice, Ingratitude, Arrogance, Pride, Iniquity, Acception of persons, and the rest, can never be made lawfull.†   (source)
  • The ingratitude of this Seleucus does Even make me wild: O slave, of no more trust Than love that's hir'd!†   (source)
  • —Monster ingratitude!†   (source)
  • To her I chiefly owe my preservation in that country: we never parted while I was there; I called her my Glumdalclitch, or little nurse; and should be guilty of great ingratitude, if I omitted this honourable mention of her care and affection towards me, which I heartily wish it lay in my power to requite as she deserves, instead of being the innocent, but unhappy instrument of her disgrace, as I have too much reason to fear.†   (source)
  • He loved deeply, he was hated; he adored, he was scorned; he wooed a wild beast, he pleaded with marble, he pursued the wind, he cried to the wilderness, he served ingratitude, and for reward was made the prey of death in the mid-course of life, cut short by a shepherdess whom he sought to immortalise in the memory of man, as these papers which you see could fully prove, had he not commanded me to consign them to the fire after having consigned his body to the earth.†   (source)
  • —Filial ingratitude!†   (source)
  • In short, this king was revolted to see His ingratitude to you and disloyalty; To his other crimes, he has joined this one And has only allowed it so everyone Could see his audacity's evil ends And then see him required to make amends.†   (source)
  • But because the Law of Nature is eternall, Violation of Covenants, Ingratitude, Arrogance, and all Facts contrary to any Morall vertue, can never cease to be Sinne.†   (source)
  • But God having determined his sacrifice, for the reduction of his elect to their former covenanted obedience, for the means, whereby he would bring the same to effect, made use of their malice, and ingratitude.†   (source)
  • All the adventures that could befall him from that time forth he regarded as already done and brought to a happy issue; he made light of enchantments and enchanters; he thought no more of the countless drubbings that had been administered to him in the course of his knight-errantry, nor of the volley of stones that had levelled half his teeth, nor of the ingratitude of the galley slaves, nor of the audacity of the Yanguesans and the shower of stakes that fell upon him; in short, he said to himself that could he discover any means, mode, or way of disenchanting his lady Dulcinea, he would not envy the highest fortune that the most fortunate knight-errant of yore ever reached or could reach.†   (source)
  • His conscience, however, immediately started at this suggestion, and began to upbraid him with ingratitude to his benefactor.†   (source)
  • Secondly, of that, which forbiddeth Ingratitude: For seeing all Soveraign Power, is originally given by the consent of every one of the Subjects, to the end they should as long as they are obedient, be protected thereby; the Punishment of the Innocent, is a rendring of Evill for Good.†   (source)
  • "The Ingratitude Revenged" was not nonsense, nor was there any in "The Numantia," nor any to be found in "The Merchant Lover," nor yet in "The Friendly Fair Foe," nor in some others that have been written by certain gifted poets, to their own fame and renown, and to the profit of those that brought them out;' some further remarks I added to these, with which, I think, I left him rather dumbfoundered, but not so satisfied or convinced that I could disabuse him of his error."†   (source)
  • "Mr Allworthy," says she, interrupting him, "I know I have faults, but ingratitude to you is not one of them.†   (source)
  • Write to thy lord and lady and show thyself grateful to them, for ingratitude is the daughter of pride, and one of the greatest sins we know of; and he who is grateful to those who have been good to him shows that he will be so to God also who has bestowed and still bestows so many blessings upon him.†   (source)
  • "Even did she know her," returned Lothario, "I would hide nothing, for when a lover praises his lady's beauty, and charges her with cruelty, he casts no imputation upon her fair name; at any rate, all I can say is that yesterday I made a sonnet on the ingratitude of this Chloris, which goes thus: SONNET At midnight, in the silence, when the eyes Of happier mortals balmy slumbers close, The weary tale of my unnumbered woes To Chloris and to Heaven is wont to rise.†   (source)
  • This, I think, when you hear it from my own mouth, will make you wonder at so much baseness and ingratitude.†   (source)
  • Indeed, when I consider the black ingratitude of this fellow toward you, I think a highwayman, compared to him, is an innocent person.†   (source)
  • be done now;" and calling together all the galley slaves, who were now running riot, and had stripped the commissary to the skin, he collected them round him to hear what he had to say, and addressed them as follows: "To be grateful for benefits received is the part of persons of good birth, and one of the sins most offensive to God is ingratitude; I say so because, sirs, ye have already seen by manifest proof the benefit ye have received of me; in return for which I desire, and it is my good pleasure that, laden with that chain which I have taken off your necks, ye at once set out and proceed to the city of El Toboso, and there present yourselves before the lady Dulcinea del Toboso, an†   (source)
  • In me it would amount to the highest ingratitude, not to feel, in the most sensible manner, the great degree of goodness you have been pleased to exert on this occasion.†   (source)
  • The old man having received the sword, which was stained with the blood of his enemies, looked stedfastly at Jones during some moments, and then with a sigh cried out, "You will pardon me, young gentleman; I was not always of a suspicious temper, nor am I a friend to ingratitude."†   (source)
  • This strange, cruel, and almost unaccountable ingratitude in the captain, absolutely broke the poor doctor's heart; for ingratitude never so thoroughly pierces the human breast as when it proceeds from those in whose behalf we have been guilty of transgressions.†   (source)
  • The ingratitude of the wretch to this good young man is what I most resent; for, madam, I have the greatest reason to imagine he had laid a plot to supplant my nephew in my favour, and to have disinherited him.†   (source)
  • I do not think a few or many examples of ingratitude can justify a man's hardening his heart against the distresses of his fellow-creatures; nor do I believe it can ever have such effect on a truly benevolent mind.†   (source)
  • That in passing our judgments on great and mighty actions, all private regards should be laid aside; for by adhering to those narrow rules, the younger Brutus had been condemned of ingratitude, and the elder of parricide.†   (source)
  • Not that the bride was displeased with the embraces of her amorous bridegroom; for, though some have remarked that cats are subject to ingratitude, yet women and cats too will be pleased and purr on certain occasions.†   (source)
  • Indeed, my dear uncle, you must suffer me to call it weakness rather than ingratitude; for I am convinced the poor fellow loves me, and hath done me some kindnesses, which I can never forget; nay, I believe he hath repented of this very act; for it is not above a day or two ago, when my affairs seemed in the most desperate situation, that he visited me in my confinement, and offered me any money I wanted.†   (source)
  • I am sure I would sooner die than be guilty of any disrespect towards you; but how can I venture to speak, when every word must either offend my dear papa, or convict me of the blackest ingratitude as well as impiety to the memory of the best of mothers; for such, I am certain, my mamma was always to me?†   (source)
  • For otherwise we might possibly complain of their ingratitude and deafness, with the same reason as Pasiphae doth of her bull, whom she endeavoured to engage by all the coquetry practised with good success in the drawing-room on the much more sensible as well as tender hearts of the fine gentlemen there.†   (source)
  • And give me leave to say, when we suffer any temptation to atone for dishonesty itself, we are as candid and merciful as we ought to be; and so far I confess I have gone; for I have often pitied the fate of a highwayman, when I have been on the grand jury; and have more than once applied to the judge on the behalf of such as have had any mitigating circumstances in their case; but when dishonesty is attended with any blacker crime, such as cruelty, murder, ingratitude, or the like, compassion and forgiveness then become faults.†   (source)
  • Man alone, the king of this globe, the last and greatest work of the Supreme Being, below the sun; man alone hath basely dishonoured his own nature; and by dishonesty, cruelty, ingratitude, and treachery, hath called his Maker's goodness in question, by puzzling us to account how a benevolent being should form so foolish and so vile an animal.†   (source)
  • But if by virtue is meant (as I almost think it ought) a certain relative quality, which is always busying itself without-doors, and seems as much interested in pursuing the good of others as its own; I cannot so easily agree that this is the surest way to human happiness; because I am afraid we must then include poverty and contempt, with all the mischiefs which backbiting, envy, and ingratitude, can bring on mankind, in our idea of happiness; nay, sometimes perhaps we shall be obliged to wait upon the said happiness to a jail; since many by the above virtue have brought themselves thither.†   (source)
  • I wish I could so easily forget his ingratitude to the best of benefactors; and yet even that I hope you will forgive him, since he must have certainly been possessed with the devil: for that very evening, as Mr Thwackum and myself were taking the air in the fields, and exulting in the good symptoms which then first began to discover themselves, we unluckily saw him engaged with a wench in a manner not fit to be mentioned.†   (source)
  • He was, however, brought by Mr Allworthy to express a concern for his resentment against Thwackum; and then the good man, after some wholesome admonition, permitted him to proceed, which he did as follows:— "Indeed, my dear sir, I love and honour you more than all the world: I know the great obligations I have to you, and should detest myself if I thought my heart was capable of ingratitude.†   (source)
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