from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who gives thanks; a giver of thanks.
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I am suggesting that the focus be on the thanker revealing natural human shortcomings and deficiencies.
He is a very liberal thanker, with his thousands and tens of thousands. — ‘Happier than I deserve.’
-- He is a very liberal thanker, with his thousands and tens of thousands.
The girls took the meal round the paddocks, this time with Bob to carry the steaming billies of tea; it gave him a chance to thank his helpers, when it was difficult to say whether the thanker or the thanked were the more embarrassed.
He is a very liberal thanker, with his thousands and tens of thousands.
Then again, those who do take offense may be picking up on subtle nuances of the thanker-thankee relationship.