It's gratifying to know that America can be so much more than the land of the free and home of the rest of us.
What's more remarkable and gratifying is that he kept his word.
Like accolades ought to be, the fulfilled life is a consequence, a gratifying byproduct.
The ensuing tirade concluded with a gratifying Clinton cannon ball: “Shame on you!”
Yet the tale baseball historians have pieced together is gratifying enough for it not to matter.
Many of the pretended magnetisers were notorious libertines, who took that opportunity of gratifying their passions.
It was to me a soothing and a gratifying scene of meditation.
I caught--'Not without my leave--dependent on me for market-tips,' and other gratifying tributes to my integrity.
And Serena did improve, slowly at first, then with gratifying rapidity.
They had been well primed with ginger cordial, and were obstreperous to a gratifying degree.
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.