debt of gratitude

noun phrase

: appreciation or thanks that someone should give another person
We owe them a debt of gratitude for all the help they've given us.

Examples of debt of gratitude in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For that, the philanthropic community owes the study team and Undue Medical Debt a debt of gratitude. Katherine Hempstead, STAT, 7 June 2024 Even so, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, LSU and every other SEC program all owe Saban a mega-million-dollar debt of gratitude. Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel, 11 Jan. 2024 Chavarria now owes them all a debt of gratitude — an untenable position for a city administrator. Steve Bousquet, Sun Sentinel, 13 Jan. 2024 But the odds are good that the trendy pizzeria in your neighborhood also owes a debt of gratitude, directly or indirectly, to a small handful of artisans who rethought pizza in this country. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2023 The country owes them a debt of gratitude. Holly Bailey, Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2023

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“Debt of gratitude.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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