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  • v. Present participle of grace.


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  • Aphrodite called Hierodouli (Strabo viii. 6), who aided the ten thousand courtesans in gracing the Venus-temple: from this excessive luxury arose the proverb popularised by Horace.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • You have been more than generous in gracing several of our meetings this year, and it is indeed an honour to present you as a member of the Empire Club family and to ask you to bring greetings on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    Christmas Luncheon

  • You'd be hard pushed to find an MP who at some point hadn't made you drag out the 'Polly Conundrum', either whilst you were picking your chin up from the floor or scratching your head with that halibut expression gracing your featuresn perplexed over some bizarre utterance.

    More on those Post Offices

  • When we see our titles gracing the “Best of” categories, we cheer and eagerly send the news along to the creators of the work in question so they can share our glee.

    Reviewing the Review…

  • Which brings up an interesting question: given your druthers, which book cover would you rather have your real name gracing?

    Author! Author! » 2006 » November

  • The roasted stag gracing the table had gold bands on his hoofs, and flowers wreathed his horns.

    Northland Heroes

  • I see that Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi will be "gracing" our shores again soon.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • It must be confessed that this was a mode of "gracing" a courtier peculiarly consonant to the disposition of her majesty.

    Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth

  • Two and a Half Men - still "gracing" our screens like a televisual cockroach that just plain refuses to die. - Stuff

  • I might as well have been asking for the finest vintage claret because there was apparently no coffee available and even if there had been, the coffee came from the sort of vending machine frequently 'gracing' office tea points.

    The Stirrer


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