grace


grace
grace [grās]
n.
[ME < OFr < L gratia, pleasing quality, favor, thanks < gratus, pleasing < IE base * gwer-, to lift up the voice, praise > Sans gṙṅāti, (he) sings, praises & OIr bard, bard]
1. beauty or charm of form, composition, movement, or expression
2. an attractive quality, feature, manner, etc.
3. [G-] any of the Graces
4.
a) a sense of what is right and proper; decency
b) thoughtfulness toward others
5. goodwill; favor
6. Archaic mercy; clemency
7.
a) a period of time granted beyond the date set for the performance of an act or the payment of an obligation; temporary exemption
b) favor shown by granting such a delay
8. a short prayer in which blessing is asked, or thanks are given, for a meal
9. [G-] a title of respect or reverence used in speaking to or of an archbishop, duke, or duchess: preceded by Your or by His or Her
10. [pl.] Music ornamental notes or effects collectively, as appoggiaturas, slides, trills, etc.
11. Theol.
a) the unmerited love and favor of God toward mankind
b) divine influence acting in a person to make the person pure, morally strong, etc.
c) the condition of a person brought to God's favor through this influence
d) a special virtue, gift, or help given to a person by God
vt.
graced, gracing
1. to give or add grace or graces to; decorate; adorn
2. to bring honor to; dignify
3. Music to add a grace note or notes to
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fall from grace
to do wrong; sin
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have the grace
to be so aware of what is proper as (to do something)
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in the good graces of or in the bad graces of
in favor (or disfavor) with
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with bad grace
sullenly or reluctantly
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with good grace
graciously or willingly

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