Debt+of+gratitude

  • 1owe a debt of gratitude/thanks to — to have a good reason to be very grateful to (someone) The whole town owes a debt of gratitude to the people who organized the parade. • • • Main Entry: ↑debt …

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  • 2owe a debt of gratitude/thanks to someone — see ↑debt • • • Main Entry: ↑owe …

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  • 3debt — W2S2 [det] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: dette, from Latin debitum, from debere to owe ] 1.) a sum of money that a person or organization owes debt of ▪ This over ambitious strategy has saddled them with debts of around $3,000,000.… …

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  • 4debt — [ det ] noun *** 1. ) count an amount of money that you owe: By this time we had debts of over $15,000. run up a debt (=let it increase): She had run up debts of nearly $10,000. pay (off)/repay a debt: Many people experience difficulty in paying… …

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  • 5Gratitude — Gratitude, appreciation, or thankfulness is a positive emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. In a religious context, gratitude can also refer to a feeling of indebtedness towards a deity. Most… …

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  • 6Debt — • That which is owed or due to another; in general, anything which one person is under an obligation to pay or render to another Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Debt     Debt      …

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  • 7gratitude — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, profound ▪ heartfelt, sincere ▪ eternal, undying VERB + GRATITUDE ▪ …

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  • 8debt — noun 1 sum of money owed ADJECTIVE ▪ big, crippling, enormous, heavy, high, huge, large, massive, substantial ▪ …

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  • 9gratitude — grat|i|tude [ˈgrætıtju:d US tu:d] n [U] [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: Latin gratitudo, from gratus; GRATEFUL] the feeling of being grateful ≠ ↑ingratitude ▪ Tears of gratitude filled her eyes. gratitude to/towards ▪ She had a deep gratitude …

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  • 10debt */*/*/ — UK [det] / US noun Word forms debt : singular debt plural debts 1) a) [countable] an amount of money that you owe By this time we had debts of over £15,000. run up a debt (= let it increase): She had run up debts of nearly £10,000. pay… …

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  • 11gratitude — noun (U) the feeling of being grateful: Tears of gratitude filled her eyes. | I couldn t adequately express my gratitude to Francis. (+ for): I didn t get a single word of gratitude for all my trouble. | deepest gratitude (=very great gratitude)… …

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  • 12gratitude — grat|i|tude [ grætı,tud ] noun uncount a feeling of being grateful to someone because they have given you something or done something for you: It would be nice to show your gratitude every now and then. We would like to express our gratitude to… …

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  • 13gratitude — UK [ˈɡrætɪˌtjuːd] / US [ˈɡrætɪˌtud] noun [uncountable] a feeling of being grateful to someone because they have given you something or have done something for you It would be nice to show your gratitude every now and then. We would like to… …

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  • 14debt — /det/ noun 1 (C) a sum of money that you owe: pay off/repay/clear your debts: He now had enough money to pay off his father s outstanding debts. (+ of): The company has debts of around $1,000,000. | run up a debt (=borrow money without paying it… …

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  • 15debt — noun 1》 money owed or due.     ↘the state of owing money. 2》 a feeling of gratitude for a favour. Phrases be in someone s debt owe gratitude to someone for a favour. Origin ME dette: from OFr., based on L. debitum something owed , past participle …

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  • 16Gratitude — Grat i*tude, n. [F. gratitude, LL. gratitudo, from gratus agreeable, grateful. See {Grate}, a.] The state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received; thankfulness. [1913 Webster] The… …

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  • 17debt — ► NOUN 1) a sum of money owed. 2) the state of owing money. 3) a feeling of gratitude for a favour or service. ORIGIN Latin debitum something owed , from debere owe …

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  • 18debt — [[t]de̱t[/t]] ♦♦ debts 1) N VAR A debt is a sum of money that you owe someone. → See also bad debt Three years later, he is still paying off his debts... Shrinking economies mean falling tax revenues and more government debt. ...reducing the… …

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  • 19gratitude — Generally treated as a duty, but an interesting one in that the duty is not to act but to feel a certain way. Although the concept involves the idea of repayment, gratitude is not simply the just repayment of debt, for the benefactor cannot… …

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  • 20debt — noun 1) he couldn t pay his debts Syn: bill, account, dues, arrears, charges; financial obligation, outstanding payment; check, tab 2) his debt to the author Syn: indebtedness, obligation; …

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