The next day, an emotional Sonia called Bob and thanked him for his support.
Peña Nieto later apologized and thanked those who criticized him—for exercising their democratic right to express themselves.
He thanked Obama for his opinion, but looked and sounded like the aggrieved party.
And Julianna thanked Les Moonves for keeping dramas on at 10 o'clock, zing Jeff Zucker.
Winners have thanked everyone from their makeup person to "the Maharishi."
He thanked his King in a voice full of gratitude and affection.
He thanked them for the very kind way in which they had spoken of his companions.
I thanked her, but said I wished to accept only of what was my just due.
She laughed her little laugh of pleasure, and thanked him prettily for the compliment.
Sheard thanked him for his information, stood a moment, irresolute; and turned back once more to the Gleaner office.
Old English þancian "to give thanks," from Proto-Germanic *thankojan (cf. Old Saxon thancon, Old Norse þakka, Danish takke, Old Frisian thankia, Middle Dutch, German danken "to thank"), from *thankoz "thought, gratitude," from PIE root *tong- "to think, feel." For sense evolution, cf. related Old English noun þanc, þonc, originally "thought," but by c.1000 "good thoughts, gratitude." The whole group is from the same root as think (q.v.). In ironical use, "to blame," from 1550s. To thank (someone) for nothing is recorded from 1703. Related: Thanked; thanking.