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Thanksgíving. n.s. [thanks and give.] Celebration of mercy.

These sacred hymns Christianity hath peculiar to itself, the other being songs too of praise and thanksgiving, wherewith as we serve God so the Jews likewise. Hooker, b. v.

tude; meritorious.

Of old there were songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God. Neh. xii. 46.

We should acknowledge our obligations to God for the many favours we receive, by continual praises and thanksgivings. Tillotson's Sermons.

Sources: Hooker, Richard (175) · The Bible - Nehemiah (5) · Tillotson, John (68)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Thanksgiving." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 24, 2011. https://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/thanksgiving/.

  1. The “tude; meritorious.” half-line seems to be a printing error. It appears in all three of the copies of the dictionary used for this site; in all three copies, this section of the dictionary was printed by printer 2, as per the press figure.

  2. Brandi on November 24th, 2011 at 6:59 am

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