Definitions

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  • adj. superlative form of graceful: most graceful.

Etymologies

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graceful +‎ -est

Examples

  • Then she began to walk, swaying from side to side with gracefullest gait, whilst Hubub who excelled in verse-making, recited in her honour these couplets,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Occasionally they had a slight skirmish, as when Fanny considered herself patted on the back by that lady, or as when Mrs Merdle looked particularly young and well; but Mrs Merdle always soon terminated those passages of arms by sinking among her cushions with the gracefullest indifference, and finding her attention otherwise engaged.

    Little Dorrit

  • I could say a great deal more on this occasion; but, upon my word, I am quite out of humour with it: for I liked my English Mr.B. better than my Spaniard: and the Nun I approved not by any means; though there were some who observed, that she was one of the gracefullest figures in the place.

    Pamela

  • Above all, the noting of the appearance of the first roses should not be omitted; nor of the Arethusa, one of the delicatest, gracefullest, and in every manner sweetest of the whole race of flowers.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866

  • At the dinner given to Thackeray in 1856, Jerrold, in proposing Brooks's health, pronounced him "the most rising journalist of the day," and Mark Lemon declared openly that "Shirley's pen is the gracefullest in London."

    The History of "Punch"

  • I found her oftenest stretched on the sofa (close at my right hand, I between her and the fire), her drawing-room and self all in the gracefullest and most perfect order, and waiting with such a welcome; ah, me! ah, me!

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • In spite of her height, she seemed to him the slightest, gracefullest thing, and as she neared him, she lifted her deep brown eyes, and it was as though he had never seen before how beautiful they were.

    Lady Connie

  • 'Beales and his 50,000 roughs,' contrasted with gentle words for our precious aristocracy, with 'the politest and gracefullest kind of woman' to wife.

    Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I Essay 2: Carlyle

  • On sunny days, pretty little chameleons -- gracefullest of legged reptiles -- creep along the marble fronts of the vaults, and catch flies.

    Life on the Mississippi

  • The gracefullest of trained ladies could not have passed through such an interview so perfectly in the right key; and this was the woman he had seen at the wrestle with hideous death to save a muddy street-child!

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 5

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