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Thank.
Thanks.
n.s. [ðancas, Saxon; dancke, Dutch.] Acknowledgment paid for favour or kindness; expression of gratitude. Thanks is commonly used of verbal acknowledgment, gratitude of real repayment. It is seldom used in the singular.

The poorest service is repaid with thanks. Shakespeare.

Happy be Theseus, our renowned duke.
Thanks, good Egeus, what's the news?
Shakespeare.

The fool saith, I have no thank for all my good deed; and they that eat my bread speak evil of me. Ecclus. xx. 16.

He took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all. Acts xxvii. 35.

Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory. 1 Cor. xv.

Some embrace suits which never mean to deal effectually in them; but they will win a thank, or take a reward. Bacon.

For this to th' infinitely good we owe
Immortal thanks.
Milton.

Sources: The Bible - 1. Corinthians (15) · The Bible - Acts (20) · Bacon, Francis (396) · The Bible - Ecclesiasticus (27) · Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream (28) · Milton, John (449) · Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew (71)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Thanks." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 8, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=7977.


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