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  • In its etymology the word "gratitude" came from the Latin word "gratus" meaning "grace" and grace is the presence of God manifested in people through virtues.

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  • Simoniacus enim (quod cum Leone dicam) gratiam non accepit, si non accipit, non habet, et si non habet, nec gratus potest esse; tantum enim absunt istorum nonnulli, qui ad clavum sedent

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • _ "Vertiginosus, inops, surdus, male gratus amicis," _ -- which I have whispered to myself, with prophetic lips, in the long, long watches of my lonesome nights.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 21, July, 1859

  • Fulvia, muliere nobili, stupri [129] vetus consuetudo; cui quum minus gratus esset, quia inopia minus largiri poterat, repente glorians maria montesque polliceri coepit et minari interdum ferro, ni sibi obnoxia foret, postremo ferocius agitare [130] quam solitus erat.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Naso suis opibus, carmine, gratus erit. parua quidem fateor pro magnis munera reddi, 35 cum pro concessa uerba salute damus; sed qui quam potuit dat maxima gratus abunde est, et finem pietas contigit illa suum,

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • = Compare i 21-22 'et leuis haec _meritis_ referatur gratia tantis;/si minus, inuito te quoque gratus ero'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • = For the sentiment compare _EP_ III iv 81-82 'haec [_sc_ laudanda uoluntas] facit ut ueniat pauper quoque gratus ad aras,/et placeat caeso non minus agna boue'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • = 'That act of piety has reached its objective', that is, has made the giver _gratus_.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • One day when they were doing _Donec gratus eram tibi_, he burst out with wrath:

    The Loom of Youth

  • "Likewise a pipkin of ale and a bite and all gratus to a pal!"

    Black Bartlemy's Treasure

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