Definitions

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  • adj. Not graced (by or with something).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not graced; not favored; not honored.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ graced

Examples

  • There between the thinning uprights at the margin straggle tangled oak and flayed sheeny beech-bole, and fragile birch whose silvery queenery is draggled and ungraced and June shoots lopt and fresh stalks bled runs the Jerry trench.

    Wildwood

  • Who has decided – who has the right to decide – for the countless legions of people who were not consulted that the supreme value is a world without insects, even though it be also a sterile world ungraced by the curving wing of a bird in flight.

    Rachel Carson's environmental ethics

  • “It is well,” said Prince John, haughtily; “although unused to such refusals, we will endeavour to digest our banquet as we may, though ungraced by the most successful in arms, and his elected Queen of Beauty.”

    Ivanhoe

  • His very body had waxed old in lowly service of the Lord — in tending the fire upon the altar, in bearing tidings secretly, in waiting upon worldlings, in striking swiftly when bidden — and yet had remained ungraced by aught of saintly or of prelatic beauty.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • Here at the top they were near the curving dome that held in air and heat; through its shimmer Stile could see the bleak landscape of Proton, ungraced by any vegetation.

    Split Infinity

  • Sometimes, though his parents were at the Church of England, he slipped to a Presbyterian Meeting-house, where he was so much affected with the preacher's vehemency in prayer and his plain and pious method of preaching that he often regretted not being bred up in that way, and the loss his parents sustained by their not having a relish for religion ungraced with exterior ornaments.

    Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences

  • His very body had waxed old in lowly service of the Lord -- in tending the fire upon the altar, in bearing tidings secretly, in waiting upon worldlings, in striking swiftly when bidden -- and yet had remained ungraced by aught of saintly or of prelatic beauty.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • The interview, ungraced by the presence of France's Queen, would, said Henry, be robbed of most of its charm; [384] and he gave

    Henry VIII.

  • The trail of business and arrangement was over it; it was defaced by an intolerable propriety, ungraced by a scrap of uncertainty; its stages had been marked, numbered, and catalogued beforehand.

    The King's Mirror

  • ` ` It is well, '' said Prince John, haughtily; ` ` although unused to such refusals, we will endeavour to digest our banquet as we may, though ungraced by the most successful in arms, and his elected

    Ivanhoe

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