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grace

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If I shall sell both my forenoons and afternoons to society, as most appear to do, I'm sure that, for me, there would be nothing left worth living for.
Henry David Thoreau
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Etymology

From Old French grace (modern grâce), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] gratia, from gratus ‘pleasing’. Compare grateful.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
grace

Plural
s

grace (s)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Elegant movement; poise or balance.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Free and undeserved favour, especially of God. Unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Divine assistance in resisting sin.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Short prayer of thanks before or after a meal.
    It has become less common to say grace before having dinner.
    For examples of the use of this sense see: citations.
  5. (finance) An allowance of time granted for a debtor during which he is free of at least part of his normal obligations towards the creditor.
    The repayment of the loan starts after a three years' grace (period).

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Verb

Infinitive
to grace

Third person singular
grac

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to grace (third-person singular simple present grac, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To alight, to land, to appear.
    He graced the room with his presence.

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