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return thanks

Definition of return thanks in English:

British Express thanks, especially in a grace at a meal or in response to a toast or condolence: I rise to return thanks on behalf of my fellow guests
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  • Amos said, ‘Jaben, would you return thanks for this meal?’
  • So, one of those days when you feel that surviving a car journey is something to return thanks to God for, like 17th century travellers used to when they had safely crossed the Atlantic.
  • We had grace around the dinner table, and we all had to take turns in praying and returning thanks every morning.
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