American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- interj. Archaic Used to express surprise or gratitude.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Great thanks; many thanks: used interjectionally to express thankfulness, sometimes mingled with surprise.
- interj. archaic Thanks; many thanks; an expression of gratitude.
- interj. archaic Used as an exclamation expressing surprise or sudden strong feelings.
- n. archaic Thanks.
GNU Webster's 1913
- interj. A word formerly used to express thankfulness, with surprise; many thanks.
- Middle English gramerci, from Old French grant merci “great thanks.” (Wiktionary)
- Middle English gramerci, from Old French grand merci : grand, great; see grand + merci, thanks; see mercy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But Wamba, looking on the stirring combat which followed, would shout with an excitement untinged by envy of their distinguished rôles, even untinged by disillusion in the face of the fact that Ivanhoe had revealed to him a few minutes before that he thought the "gramercy" of his speech referred to the park on which he lived.”
“I heard gramercy tavern is great of course but how is it post-Chef Tom Colicchio?”
“Will we be visited by the baseball furies, the gramercy riffs or the turnbull ac's on tall bikes.”
“I have purchased these mini gramercy classics in the past, which have been great for 'on the go' reading.”
“If every action, which is good or evil in man at ripe years, were to be under pittance and prescription and compulsion, what were virtue but a name, what praise could be then due to well-doing, what gramercy to be sober, just, or continent?”
“And I contango can take off my dudud dirtynine articles of quoting here in Pynix Park be-fore those in heaven to provost myself, by gramercy of justness,”
“But, gramercy, what of those Godpossibled souls that we nightly impossibilise, which is the sin against the Holy Ghost, Very God,”
“Gawaine, gramercy; also I pray to God that he send you honour and worship.”
“Sir, she said, gramercy, and to-morn await ye be ready betimes and I shall be she that shall deliver you and take you your armour and your horse, shield and spear, and hereby within this ten mile, is an abbey of white monks, there I pray you that ye me abide, and thither shall I bring my father unto you.”
“My gracious lord, said Sir Tristram, gramercy of your great goodnesses showed unto me in your marches and lands: and at that time I promised you to do you service an ever it lay in my power.”
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