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gratification
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Definition
great satisfaction (pleasure)
  • Don't you care a little to gratify your daughter?
    Chapter 12 (80% in)
gratify = give pleasure or satisfaction
  • He regarded its complications as more curious than edifying, and he had an idea of the beauty of REASON, which was, on the whole, meagrely gratified by what he observed in his female patients.
    Chapter 2 (25% in)
  • Catherine had very little to tell, and she had no talent for sketching; but before he went she had confided to him that she had a secret passion for the theatre, which had been but scantily gratified, and a taste for operatic music—that of Bellini and Donizetti, in especial (it must be remembered in extenuation of this primitive young woman that she held these opinions in an age of general darkness)—which she rarely had an occasion to hear, except on the hand-organ.
    Chapter 6 (27% in)
  • "Ah, you say the right thing!" said Morris, greatly to the gratification of Mrs. Penniman, who prided herself on always saying the right thing.
    Chapter 7 (82% in)
  • I certainly don't flatter myself I gratify you."
    Chapter 12 (79% in)
  • It would have gratified him to tell her that she was a fantastic old woman, and that he should like to put her into an omnibus and send her home.
    Chapter 15 (96% in)
  • It gratified Mrs. Penniman to be able to feel conscientiously that this scene virtually removed the interdict which Catherine had placed upon her further communion with Morris Townsend.
    Chapter 19 (57% in)
  • She was not gratified, however, when, in coming back to her niece's room before breakfast, she found that Catherine had risen and was preparing herself for this meal.
    Chapter 19 (59% in)
  • Mrs. Penniman was indeed inconsistent, for at this news she gave a little jump of gratification.
    Chapter 21 (87% in)
  • On the morrow this expectation was less unreasonable; but it was not gratified by the reappearance of the young man.
    Chapter 30 (29% in)
  • It was in these terms that Mrs. Penniman depicted to herself her niece's errand, which, viewed in this light, gratified her sense of the picturesque only a shade less strongly than the idea of a clandestine marriage.
    Chapter 30 (51% in)

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