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Definitions of grace

  1. be beautiful to look at; " Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
  2. make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; " Decorate the room for the party"; " beautify yourself for the special day"
  3. ( Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God; " God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners"; " there but for the grace of God go I"
  4. a sense of propriety and consideration for others
  5. elegance and beauty of movement or expression
  6. ( Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors
  7. ( Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who under such divine influence; " the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin"; " it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church"; " the Virgin lived in a state of grace"
  8. ( Bhristian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who under such divine influence; " the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin".
  9. The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.
  10. The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor.
  11. The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon.
  12. The same prerogative when exercised in the form of equitable relief through chancery.
  13. Inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit.
  14. Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form.
  15. Graceful and beautiful females, sister goddesses, represented by ancient writers as the attendants sometimes of Apollo but oftener of Venus. They were commonly mentioned as three in number; namely, Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, and were regarded as the inspirers of the qualities which give attractiveness to wisdom, love, and social intercourse.
  16. The title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England.
  17. Thanks.
  18. A petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal.
  19. Ornamental notes or short passages, either introduced by the performer, or indicated by the composer, in which case the notation signs are called grace notes, appeggiaturas, turns, etc.
  20. An act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree.
  21. A play designed to promote or display grace of motion. It consists in throwing a small hoop from one player to another, by means of two sticks in the hands of each. Called also grace hoop or hoops.
  22. To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
  23. To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor.
  24. To supply with heavenly grace.
  25. To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
  26. Fortune; luck; - used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune.
  27. Excellence of character; attractiveness or charm; beauty of form or movement; disposition to benefit or serve another; kindness; the unmerited favor and love of God towards man; spiritual excellence; virtue; a brief prayer before or after meals; a respectful title of address applied to an archbishop or duke.
  28. To adorn or decorate; honor; dignify; favor.
  29. Easy elegance in form or manner: what adorns and commends to favor: mercy, pardon: the undeserved kindness and mercy of God: divine influence: eternal life or salvation: a short prayer at meat: the title of a duke or an archbishop:- pl. ( with good) favor, friendship: ( myth.) the three sister goddesses in whom beauty was deified.
  30. Three days allowed for the payment of a note or bill of exchange, after being due acc. to its date.
  31. Favor; pardon; divine favor; elegance; a short prayer at meat.
  32. To mark with favor; adorn.
  33. To adorn; honor; gratify.
  34. Beauty of form, motion, or speech.
  35. Any attractive quality.
  36. Clemency; divine favor or influence.
  37. A brief prayer before or after a meal.
  38. Favour; good- will; the free unmerited love and favour of God in itself or its effect on the heart; mercy; pardon; privilege; elegance or ease of form or manner; natural or acquired excollence; beauty; embellishment; the title of a duke or an archbishop; a short prayer before or after meat; in English universities, an act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution.
  39. To adorn; to favour; to honour. Day of grace, time of probation. Days of grace, the days allowed for the payment of a bill after it becomes due. See Graces.
  40. Favour; goodwill; the free and unmerited favour of God; a state of reconciliation to God; mercy; pardon; the Gospel; elegance; any natural or acquired excellence; behaviour, considered as good or bad- as, he did it with a very bad grace; privilege; a short prayer before or after a meal; the title used in addressing a duke or an archbishop.
  41. To adorn; to honour.

Usage examples for grace

  1. " Aunt Grace, I insist upon your being silent. – Blind Policy by George Manville Fenn
  2. " Why, I will just take her home with me," said Aunt Grace gently. – Sunny Slopes by Ethel Hueston
  3. To be sure they had never heard such words of grace and wisdom, but how could this be true? – Child's Story of the Bible by Mary A. Lathbury
  4. Such a face, Such a grace! – Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age by Various
  5. And they can meet you in a drawing- room with a natural grace that is their own. – The Kangaroo Marines by R. W. Campbell
  6. I fear I shall fall from grace to- morrow, however. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  7. Maggie might not know it, but it was so- and Grace knew it very well. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  8. Grace should go to you. – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss
  9. One of them Grace had never seen before. – The Film of Fear by Arnold Fredericks
  10. She would not harm him, for she would know when he had had enough of her; she would surely have the pride and grace then to let him go. – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
  11. He gave one to our cousin Grace- Mrs. Henry Mallins- a Bradford lady. – The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation by J. S. Fletcher
  12. Forgive me, your Grace, but it means so much to me. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. " Your act of grace is, after all, likely to land you in serious difficulties," he said. – The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann
  14. I cannot bear to hear it said, " We are not free to resist grace." – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  15. " It does," said Grace. – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  16. It's this way, Grace. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower
  17. What's the matter, Grace? – Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  18. The engineer bowed to Evelyn with some grace. – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  19. Grace heard his decision. – The Courier of the Ozarks by Byron A. Dunn
  20. She had a minute's grace. – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold
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