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gratification
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

7 uses
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Definition
great satisfaction (pleasure)
  • He knew that in her heart his aunt was on her knees to him, and he was morosely gratified by the consciousness of it.
    Chapter 3 (66% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 14 (30% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 14 (83% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 18 (56% in)
  • There was a buzz of gratification from time to time during the reading, accompanied by whispered ejaculations of "How sweet!"
    Chapter 21 (59% in)
  • Tom squeezed his small body behind it in order to illuminate it for Becky's gratification.
    Chapter 31 (7% in)
  • He was vastly gratified the next moment, to see the "Spaniard" take to his heels and get himself out of sight.
    Chapter 31 (89% in)

There are no more uses of "gratification" in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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