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Definition of Grace


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

Grace Quotations

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
Denis Waitley

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
Bradley Whitford

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
John Updike

What gives me the most hope every day is God's grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.
Rick Warren

Courage is grace under pressure. - Ernest Hemingway
Courage is grace under pressure.
Ernest Hemingway
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Grace Translations

grace in Dutch is Gratie
grace in Dutch is sierlijkheid
grace in German is Anmut {f}, Gnade
grace in Italian is grazia, grazia
grace in Latin is venia, decor
grace in Spanish is gracia, garbo

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