[ noun ] (religion) a state of sanctification by God
Used in print(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
However , even if the latent demand for demythologization is not nearly as widespread as we are claiming , at_least among the cultured elements of the population there tends to be an almost complete indifference to the church and its traditional message of sin and grace .
[ noun ] elegance and beauty of movement or expression
Used in print(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
They saw completely masculine and obviously virile men performing with incredible grace .(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
A mist was walking on the water , white as cotton , but with a blending and merging grace .(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
Then Angelina turned and with an easy grace walked toward the kitchen .(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)
But just when she seemed to have sunk into some depravity of peasanthood she would disappear and come_down bathed , brushed , and taking_breaths of air , and even with her broken nails her hands would come to rest on a table or a leaf with a thoughtless delicacy , a grace of history , so_to_speak , and for an instant one saw how ferociously proud she was and adamant on certain questions of personal value .
[ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 114
[ noun ] a sense of propriety and consideration for others
Used in print(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
Her hair was dyed , and her bloom was fading , and she must have been crowding forty , but she seemed to be one of those women who cling_to the manners and graces of a pretty child of eight .(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
What bad grace , what incredible selfishness he and Mark had shown .
[ verb ] make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"
Used in print(The Wall Street Journal,...)
Although he is not graced with the subtleties of romantic technique , that 's not what an ex-prize fighter is supposed to have , anyway .
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[ noun ] a disposition to kindness and compassion; benign good will
: "the victor's grace in treating the vanquished"
Used in print(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)
A smart , shrewd and ambitious young man , well connected , and with a knack for getting in the good graces of important people , he was bound to go_far .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1167