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Definition of Thanksgiving


  1. The act of rending thanks, or expressing gratitude for favors or mercies.
  2. A public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness; also, a day set apart for religious services, specially to acknowledge the goodness of God, either in any remarkable deliverance from calamities or danger, or in the ordinary dispensation of his bounties.

Thanksgiving Quotations

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
Oprah Winfrey

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. - William Blake
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
William Blake

If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.
Frank A. Clark

For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.
Storm Jameson

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
Irv Kupcinet
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Thanksgiving Translations

thanksgiving in German is Danksagung, Danksagung, Dankfest

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