gratefully gratefully  /ˈɡreɪt fə li/


  1. (adv) with appreciation; in a grateful manner
  2. (adv) in a thankful manner; with thanks



  1. This change has been noted gratefully in Washington.
  2. Now and then his film feels a bit rushed and breathless, but mostly you sink gratefully into its handsomely staged plenitude.
  3. As Carlyle said of the universe, we had best accept itas gratefully as Coward does.


  • Perry pledges to bring stability to Marblehead superintendency

    Promising to bring stability to a position that has seen much turnover in recent years, Maryann Perry gratefully accepted the School Committee’s unanimous show of support for her candidacy to become the Marblehead Public Schools’ next superintendent at the board’s June 6 meeting.  
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Marblehead Reporter


  1. "I don't have any regrets," Martin said. "I feel like I'm leaving this game exactly how I would want to. I know that I'm stubborn when it comes to football and I know that it would have to take something like this - and gratefully it's not...
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Curtis Martin Source: Forbes

  2. "I gratefully accept your proposal to head the United Russia list," Putin told delegates packed in an ornate hall near the Kremlin for the ruling party's annual congress. "Heading the government is a realistic idea, but it is too early to...
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: The Standard

  3. In his Thanksgiving declaration of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln said, "It has seemed to me fit and proper that God should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people."
    on Nov 25, 2005 By: Abraham Lincoln Source: Christian Post

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