Then there is the other peace, it is the peace of gratefulness: “Be ye thankful.”
He has the ways of our dog-friends, their patience and fidelity, their gratefulness for pats.
He looked at her kindly, with little shivers of gratefulness running along the corners of his temples.
I will ever have a lively feeling of gratefulness for your devotion.
Instead, he beheld Heidi's bright eyes looking up at him in gratefulness and love.
Handel was engaged there with gratefulness by promising “some better music.”
I felt an emotion of gratefulness at the sight of the mysterious little creatures animating this solitude, whither, alas!
He felt again the elation of his appointment, the gratefulness of appreciation.
And he drank with that fullness and gratefulness common to the desert traveler finding sweet water.
I go to you in gratefulness, knowing what I lack and what you need.
1550s, "pleasing to the mind," also "full of gratitude," from obsolete adj. grate "agreeable, thankful," from Latin gratus "pleasing" (see grace). "A most unusual formation" [Weekley]. Hard to think of another case where English uses -ful to make an adjective from an adjective. Related: Gratefully; gratefulness.