from The Century Dictionary.
- In a graceful manner; elegantly; with a natural ease and propriety: as, to walk or speak gracefully.
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- adverb in a gracious or graceful manner
- adverb in a graceful manner
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There's no way we'll retreat gracefully from the world pedestal.
Family-values politicians exposed as adulterers (Newt Gingrich) or House leaders brought down by multiple ethics charges (Tom DeLay) don't fade gracefully from the limelight; here they are back in our living rooms, tangoing, pontificating, polishing their talk show quips.
One hundred feet long, it narrowed gracefully from a base ten feet in diameter to a needle-sharp diamond point.
I sometimes think growing old gracefully is too much work.
Maintain some sort of dignity and bow out gracefully from the race.
Tell her that the time to bow out gracefully is about to expire.
None of the cries for her to bow out gracefully is getting through her thick skull or her supporters.
I love to hold up examples of inspirational, successful STEM women, but do you have a good story about recovering gracefully from a mistake, or teaching yourself or others about how to make even a failure a success?
Rosanne believes that women should age gracefully, yet gracefully is not a word that can be associated with Rosanne Barr in the least.
If you chance upon a woman who sincerely objects to “sexist” gestures, you should give in gracefully and without comment.