The giggle fit continues, finally abated with a gratified sigh.
HarperCollins declined to give further details of the settlement, but said in a statement that it was "gratified."
What gratified her was that critics and other novelists embraced her book with no idea as to who actually wrote it.
They may sing with a gratified sense of exhibiting a good voice.
That love acknowledged, fed, and gratified, when are its demands appeased?
He had read and thought much in his retired, solitary life, and was evidently well satisfied to find in me a gratified listener.
I am charitable enough to hope that this gratified her more than it vexed me, which was not at all.
The voyages of Frobisher and Drake had aroused a spirit of adventure, if they had not gratified the thirst for gold.
He knew that the colonel was more than gratified at this chance.
By this treaty every reasonable wish of America, especially on the questions of boundary and of the fisheries, was gratified.
c.1400, "to bestow grace upon;" 1530s, "to show gratitude to," from French gratifier (16c.) or directly from Latin gratificari "to do favor to, oblige, gratify," from gratus "pleasing" (see grace) + root of facere "make, do, perform" (see factitious). Meaning "to give pleasure to" is from 1560s. Related: Gratified; gratifying.