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  • adv. In a grateful manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With gratitude or thankfulness.
  • In a grateful, agreeable, or pleasing manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a thankful manner; with thanks
  • adv. with appreciation; in a grateful manner


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  • And quite firmly I was led towards it and given over to the man, who, setting down his cup of wine, took a coin gratefully from my Master.

    Beauty's Punishment

  • Looking back on their earlier days of comradeship, he recalled gratefully what a power for good she had always been.

    Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer

  • But I recall gratefully other influences quite as important to one's education.

    My Memories of Eighty Years

  • The same, being delivered, call her gratefully a recreant.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • He recalled gratefully how all of them would visit him after his accident and that he would never forget the people who stuck close to him in his time of crisis.


  • ‘All phone calls gratefully accepted,’ I wrote, ‘especially as I have been sentenced to three weeks on the bed!.

    A Special Relationship

  • Others are on medication ( "gratefully" supplied by Big Pharma for huge fees) for constant arthritis pain, or worse.


  • "Thank you, Mr. Crabb," gratefully, "but you will need all you earn.

    Hector's Inheritance, Or, the Boys of Smith Institute

  • The cowed young man gratefully promises to leave his contact information, as Dahm tries to head out the door and to his office on the third floor.

    American Grace

  • Also, I feel the need to say – I would gratefully and whole-heartedly accept milk from a milk bank if my baby needed it – but milk banks are extremely cautious about screening and testing donating mothers.

    They Shoot Wet Nurses, Don’t They? | Her Bad Mother


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