from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pleased; indulged according to desire.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of gratify.

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  • adjective having received what was desired


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  • Special message-carriers, to be still called Ambassadors, if the name gratified them, could be sent when occasion great enough demanded; not sent when it did not.

    Latter-Day Pamphlets

  • Maximin gratified his own inclination, by yielding a rigorous obedience to the stern commands of his benefactor.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • To this hour I recall the gratified thrill of conscious

    Marion Harland's autobiography : the story of a long life,

  • _Sentinel_ during the week an item calling gratified attention to the change in its "What Women Wear" column, and indicating that it would contain new features from week to week.

    Unleavened Bread

  • I am sure you will be much happier married than you are single; and he will be gratified, which is, I suppose, to count for something.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

  • He likes his work a lot since it makes him feel good and gratified, which is why he wants to make it grow and in the future contract with other customers so that he can produce more.

    Kiva Loans

  • Link Christin, a college professor in St. Paul who was stranded on the plane, says he was "gratified" by the fines.

    Airlines fined for overnight stranding in Minnesota

  • I think that they were kind of gratified to see that even though Ballou still has a lot of problems, that there is an effort now to improve the school and to really encourage more students to work hard so that they could earn scholarships when they graduate.

    Inner-City Teens Live On A Legacy Of Hope

  • Saying he was "gratified" by progress toward enacting financial reform in the United States, Obama added that at this weekend's G-20 summit, "I'll work with other nations not only to coordinate our financial reform efforts, but to promote global economic growth while ensuring that each nation can pursue a path that is sustainable for its own public finances."

    Obama arrives in Canada for G-20 amid warnings on global financial crisis

  • "How do you mix 'gratified' and 'proud' to come up with a word?" said

    Soros Group Boosts Arts


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