warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful: I am grateful to you for your help.
expressing or actuated by gratitude: a grateful letter.
pleasing to the mind or senses; agreeable or welcome; refreshing: a grateful breeze.
“But among all our Methods of moving Pity or Terror, there is none so absurd and barbarous, and what more exposes us to the Contempt and Ridicule of our Neighbours, than that dreadful butchering of one another, which is so very frequent upon the English Stage. To delight in seeing Men stabbed, poisoned, racked, or impaled, is certainly the Sign of a cruel Temper: And as this is often practised before the British Audience, several French Criticks, who think these are grateful Spectacles to us, take Occasion from them to represent us a People that delight in Blood.”
September 1, 2012
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