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used in The Glass Castle

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to recognize the value or importance of


to be grateful for
  • He said he didn't know why he even bothered to come home anymore, since he no longer got the slightest bit of appreciation for his ideas.
    p. 227.9
appreciation = gratitude or recognition of value

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It was big and handsome, with heavy bear-claw feet, and she was certain it was valuable, if you took it to a place where people appreciated antiques.
    p. 151.7
  • appreciated = valued
  •   "Honey, you ain't getting him nowhere like that," a man behind me said. "Here, let me give you a lift home."
      "I'd appreciate that, sir," I said. "If it's not out of your way."
      Some of the other regulars helped the man and me load Dad into the bay of the man's pickup.
    p. 182.6
  • appreciate = be grateful for
  • She could have been a famous artist by now, she yelled, if she hadn't had children, and none of us appreciated her sacrifice.
    p. 187.1
  • appreciated = valued or were grateful for
  • When Mom mentioned Jackson Pollock once, Lucy Jo said that she had Polish blood and therefore did not appreciate Mom using derogatory names for Polish people.
    p. 196.7
  • appreciate = enjoy
  • But I would appreciate some vodka.
    p. 277.6
  • appreciate = be grateful
  • Mom nodded at all our preparations; she'd always appreciated self-sufficiency.
    p. 287.2
appreciated = valued
There are no more uses of "appreciate" in The Glass Castle.

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