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 Meanings and Examples of GRATIFICATION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste, or the appetite
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  Rhett never presumed on these conversations but stood by, exuding fatherly pride and gratification at the notice taken of his daughter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LII
2  He felt the confused titillation with which the lower organisms welcome the gratification of their needs, and all his senses floundered in a vague well-being, through which Miss Bart's personality was dimly but pleasantly perceptible.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
3  Her glance and accent so plainly included Rosedale in this privileged circle that his small eyes puckered with gratification, and a knowing smile drew up his moustache.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
4  He sets aside all fear of death in any form when opportunity is found for the gratification of his bestial desires.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In V
5  She expressed her gratification by repairing forthwith to the region of the gasoline stove and rewarding her guest with the promised cup of coffee.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXI
6  He no longer hesitated to be led to a spot which promised such unalloyed gratification to his wearied senses; and leaning on the arm of his companion, he entered the narrow mouth of the cave.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 9
7  But he purchased this moment of fierce gratification with the loss of the fatal opportunity.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 12
8  So strong was my desire, that I thought a gratification of it would fully compensate for whatever loss of comforts I should sustain by the exchange.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
9  The gratification afforded by the triumph was a full compensation for whatever else might follow, even death itself.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
10  But I must deprive myself of this pleasure, and the curious of the gratification which such a statement would afford.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
11  He smiled in deep gratification.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6
12  A visit to the bank, where several thousand pounds were found to be lying to the murderer's credit, completed his gratification.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
13  It has not been, sir, without some trouble that I have effected this; but trouble in your service is to me a pleasure, and hunger, thirst, and cold a real gratification.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V
14  She took it, however, as she spoke, and the gratification of having her do so, of feeling such a connexion for the first time, made him a little forgetful of Fanny.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
15  For her own gratification she could have wished that something might be acted, for she had never seen even half a play, but everything of higher consequence was against it.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
Example Sentence:
1  We feasted that evening as on nectar and ambrosia; and not the least delight of the entertainment was the smile of gratification with which our hostess regarded us, as we satisfied our famished appetites on the delicate fare she liberally supplied.
2  There was a buzz of gratification from time to time during the reading, accompanied by whispered ejaculations of "How sweet!" "How eloquent!" "So true!" etc.
3  At eighteen most people wish to please, and the conviction that they have not an exterior likely to second that desire brings anything but gratification.
4  She thinks that young people today are becoming increasingly selfish, and worship at the shrine of individual happiness and gratification.
5  The very things that in the moment dampen our moods can later be sources of intense gratification and delight.
6  Much to my gratification, my work got a special mention in her speech.