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gratify
 v.  give pleasure to; satisfy; indulge; make happy
Example Sentence:
1  "What shall I tell her?" "Oh, I will go by all means," I answered: and I was glad of the unexpected opportunity to gratify my much-excited curiosity.
2  Hence an important means towards happiness is the control of our desires, and the extinction of those that we cannot gratify, which is brought about by virtue.
3  Your good marks gratify me very much.
4  It's gratifying to note that already much has been achieved.
5  It gratified me to know that she would soon be well again.
6  Desire causes suffering because it can never be completely gratified.
7  We were gratified by the response to our appeal.
8  He was gratified by Lucy's response.
9  It gratified all the vicious vanity that was in him; and so, instead of winning him, it only "set him up" the more and made him the more diligent to avoid betraying that he knew she was about.
10  Of course the objection wrought my eagerness to a climax: gratified it must be, and that without delay; and I told him so.
11  Adolf Hitler either has a disturbingly big print run in these parts - since there are a lot of them - or gratifyingly low sales, since they're still there.
Classic Sentence: (76 in 6 pages)
1  Now that we have gratified the inner man, let us gratify the desire of the spirit.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
2  She had already unclasped two costly bracelets and a collar, which she hastened to proffer to the supposed outlaw, concluding naturally that to gratify his avarice was to bespeak his favour.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
3  Thou canst easily gratify his greed; for think not that I am blinded by thy pretexts of poverty.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
4  She did not mean, however, to derive much more from it to gratify her vanity, than Mary might have allowed.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
5  She had never once told Wildeve of the Parisian desires which Clym's description had sown in her; yet here was he involuntarily in a position to gratify them.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 8 Eustacia Hears of Good Fortune, and Beholds Evil
6  At length I wandered towards these mountains, and have ranged through their immense recesses, consumed by a burning passion which you alone can gratify.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
7  I found everything in a satisfactory state at the cottage; and was enabled to gratify my aunt exceedingly by reporting that the tenant inherited her feud, and waged incessant war against donkeys.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
8  He says besides,' she observed, with a slow curling of her lip, 'that his master, as he hears, is coasting Spain; and this done, is away to gratify his seafaring tastes till he is weary.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. INTELLIGENCE
9  And what he saw in this mirror did not gratify his self-esteem.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 1
10  "I'll do my best to gratify you, Sir," was Laurie's unusually dutiful reply, as he carefully unpinned the posy Jo had put in his buttonhole.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE
11  Of so little weight are the greatest services to princes, when put into the balance with a refusal to gratify their passions.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V.
12  Although I intend to leave the description of this empire to a particular treatise, yet, in the mean time, I am content to gratify the curious reader with some general ideas.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI.
13  Lily was quite ready to gratify this curiosity, but it happened that she was dining out.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
14  The court, in the inside, had evidently been arranged to gratify a picturesque and voluptuous ideality.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
15  Dantes must be crushed to gratify Villefort's ambition.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 13. The Hundred Days.