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Grace meaning

grace - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.
  2. 2. The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon.
  3. 3. The same prerogative when exercised in the form of equitable relief through chancery.
  4. 4. Inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit.
  5. 5. Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form.
  6. 6. The title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England.
  7. 7. Thanks.
  8. 8. A petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. An act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
  13. 13. To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor.
  14. 14. To supply with heavenly grace.
  15. 15. To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
  16. 16. Fortune; luck; - used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune.
  17. 17. Favor; pardon; divine favor; elegance; a short prayer at meat.
  18. 18. To mark with favor; adorn.

grace - examples of usage

  1. It's a sign of grace." - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. You are going to be very nice to them, and you'll send them away just in love with Grace Mainwaring." - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. " Well, Waveney, we will give you five minutes' grace, if you like," Sir Hugh said. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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