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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  6.  Beauty,  physical,  intellectual,  or  moral;  loveliness; 
  commonly,  easy  elegance  of  manners;  perfection  of  form 
 
  Grace  in  women  gains  the  affections  sooner,  and 
  secures  them  longer,  than  any  thing  else.  --Hazlitt. 
 
  I  shall  answer  and  thank  you  again  For  the  gift  and 
  the  grace  of  the  gift.  --Longfellow. 
 
  7.  pl  (Myth.)  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. 
 
  The  Graces  love  to  weave  the  rose.  --Moore. 
 
  The  Loves  delighted,  and  the  Graces  played.  --Prior. 
 
  8.  The  title  of  a  duke,  a  duchess,  or  an  archbishop,  and 
  formerly  of  the  king  of  England. 
 
  How  fares  your  Grace  !  --Shak. 
 
  9.  (Commonly  pl.)  Thanks.  [Obs.] 
 
  Yielding  graces  and  thankings  to  their  lord 
  Melibeus  --Chaucer. 
 
  10.  A  petition  for  grace;  a  blessing  asked,  or  thanks 
  rendered,  before  or  after  a  meal. 
 
  11.  pl  (Mus.)  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 
 
  12.  (Eng.  Universities)  An  act  vote,  or  decree  of  the 
  government  of  the  institution;  a  degree  or  privilege 
  conferred  by  such  vote  or  decree.  --Walton. 
 
  13.  pl  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}. 
 
  {Act  of  grace}.  See  under  {Act}. 
 
  {Day  of  grace}  (Theol.),  the  time  of  probation,  when  the 
  offer  of  divine  forgiveness  is  made  and  may  be  accepted. 
 
  That  day  of  grace  fleets  fast  away  --I.  Watts. 
 
  {Days  of  grace}  (Com.),  the  days  immediately  following  the 
  day  when  a  bill  or  note  becomes  due,  which  days  are 
  allowed  to  the  debtor  or  payer  to  make  payment  in  In 
  Great  Britain  and  the  United  States,  the  days  of  grace  are 
  three  but  in  some  countries  more  the  usages  of  merchants 
  being  different. 
 
  {Good  graces},  favor;  friendship. 
 
  {Grace  cup}. 
  a  A  cup  or  vessel  in  which  a  health  is  drunk  after 
  grace. 
  b  A  health  drunk  after  grace  has  been  said 
 
  The  grace  cup  follows  to  his  sovereign's 
  health.  --Hing. 
 
  {Grace  drink},  a  drink  taken  on  rising  from  the  table;  a 
  grace  cup. 
 
  To  [Queen  Margaret,  of  Scotland]  .  .  .  we  owe  the 
  custom  of  the  grace  drink,  she  having  established  it 
  as  a  rule  at  her  table,  that  whosoever  staid  till 
  grace  was  said  was  rewarded  with  a  bumper.  --Encyc. 
  Brit. 
 
  {Grace  hoop},  a  hoop  used  in  playing  graces.  See  {Grace},  n., 
  13. 
 
  {Grace  note}  (Mus.),  an  appoggiatura.  See  {Appoggiatura},  and 
  def.  11  above. 
 
  {Grace  stroke},  a  finishing  stoke  or  touch;  a  coup  de  grace. 
 
 
  {Means  of  grace},  means  of  securing  knowledge  of  God,  or 
  favor  with  God,  as  the  preaching  of  the  gospel,  etc 
 
  {To  do  grace},  to  reflect  credit  upon 
 
  Content  to  do  the  profession  some  grace.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  say  grace},  to  render  thanks  before  or  after  a  meal. 
 
  {With  a  good  grace},  in  a  fit  and  proper  manner  grace  fully; 
  graciously. 
 
  {With  a  bad  grace},  in  a  forced,  reluctant,  or  perfunctory 
  manner;  ungraciously. 
 
  What  might  have  been  done  with  a  good  grace  would  at 
  least  be  done  with  a  bad  grace.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  Elegance;  comeliness;  charm;  favor;  kindness;  mercy. 
 
  Usage:  {Grace},  {Mercy}.  These  words  though  often 
  interchanged,  have  each  a  distinctive  and  peculiar 
  meaning.  Grace,  in  the  strict  sense  of  the  term,  is 
  spontaneous  favor  to  the  guilty  or  undeserving;  mercy 
  is  kindness  or  compassion  to  the  suffering  or 
  condemned.  It  was  the  grace  of  God  that  opened  a  way 
  for  the  exercise  of  mercy  toward  men.  See  {Elegance}. 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  HOOPS 
  Hierarchical  Object  Orientated  Picture  System  (Ithaca,  Autodesk  OOP) 
 
 




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