Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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From the noun grace, first used by Puritans in the 16th century. In Roman Catholic use it may refer to Our Lady of Graces, cognate with Italian Grazia.

Examples

  • Yeah, I was going to say, I wouldn't call it patience as much as obsessive compulsive that lead me to the pack, I am glad I found it but to lose it twice......oh well, they say patience to see if I can get a contact there is a virtue and virtue is a grace, and Grace is a naught girl who wouldn't wash her face!

    Beth & the h.naoto rucksack (I need help!) plus the dark Fairie of the Wood (two Fairy Tales)

  • There Dallas had first staggered across the floor shouting “Dad, ” while May and the nurse laughed behind the door; there their second child, Mary (who was so like her mother), had announced her engagement to the dullest and most reliable of Reggie Chivers’s many sons; and there Archer had kissed her through her wedding veil before they went down to the motor which was to carry them to Grace Church—for in a world where all else had reeled on its foundations the “Grace Church wedding” remained an unchanged institution.

    XXXIV. Book II

  • He’s sitting in my subconscious at the head of a table full of trussed up friends and family, asking me if I want to say grace before we eat Grace, and laughing at his own jokes alone.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • He’s sitting in my subconscious at the head of a table full of trussed up friends and family, asking me if I want to say grace before we eat Grace, and laughing at his own jokes alone.

    abandoned monsters

  • This Grace is an exaggerated aptitude for something, such as cooking, or horse training, or hand-to-hand fighting.

    Graceling: So Close, Yet So Far « A Working Title

  • And any action film that replaces the role of Schwarzenegger with Adrian Brody and Topher Grace is also something I find very “interesting.”

    The 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2010 – Collider.com

  • It was stunning, and it was what I call Grace -- just a moment given to a human being that lets them know there is something more than just them.

    Megan McFeely: Quiet the Mind: A Moment of Grace

  • I have been at dinners in Wesleyan quarters like St. John's Wood where heads of families have mumbled what they call Grace or

    Nights in London

  • I am obliged always to use the English word 'Grace' in two senses, but remember that the Greek [Greek: charis] includes them both (the bestowing, that is to say, of Beauty and Mercy); and especially it includes these in the passage of Pindar's first ode, which gives us the key to the right interpretation of the power of sculpture in Greece.

    Aratra Pentelici, Seven Lectures on the Elements of Sculpture Given before the University of Oxford in Michaelmas Term, 1870

  • I am obliged always to use the English word "Grace" in two senses, but remember that the Greek [Greek: charis] includes them both (the bestowing, that is to say of Beauty and Mercy); and especially it includes these in the passage of Pindar's first ode, which gives us the key to the right interpretation of the power of sculpture in Greece.

    The Crown of Wild Olive also Munera Pulveris; Pre-Raphaelitism; Aratra Pentelici; The Ethics of the Dust; Fiction, Fair and Foul; The Elements of Drawing

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