Grace in a sentence

The word "grace" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of grace and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Grace

  • The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.
  • The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor.
  • The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon.
  • The same prerogative when exercised in the form of equitable relief through chancery.
  • Inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit.
  • Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form.
  • Graceful and beautiful females, sister goddesses, represented by ancient writers as the attendants sometimes of Apollo but oftener of Venus. They were commonly mentioned as three in number; namely, Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, and were regarded as the inspirers of the qualities which give attractiveness to wisdom, love, and social intercourse.
  • The title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England.
  • A petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal.
  • Ornamental notes or short passages, either introduced by the performer, or indicated by the composer, in which case the notation signs are called grace notes appeggiaturas turns, etc.
  • An act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree.
  • A play designed to promote or display grace of motion. It consists in throwing a small hoop from one player to another, by means of two sticks in the hands of each. Called also grace hoop or hoops.
  • To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
  • To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor.
  • To supply with heavenly grace.
  • To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
  • a disposition to kindness and compassion
  • (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God
  • a sense of propriety and consideration for others
  • elegance and beauty of movement or expression
  • a short prayer of thanks before a meal
  • (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors
  • (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
  • a period of time past the deadline for fulfilling an obligation during which a penalty that would be imposed for being late is waived, especially an extended period granted as a special favor
  • make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
  • be beautiful to look at

How to use grace in a sentence. Grace pronunciation.

The Epicurean I well understand, and in his way I might have walked with a wicked grace.
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But more than all that, you must know I was afraid of being damn'd in those Days; for I kept sneaking, cowardly Company, Fellows that went to Church, and said Grace to their Meat, and had not the least Tincture of Quality about em.
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To look into our _Modern Plays_, and there to see the Differences of Good and Evil confounded, Prophaneness, Irreligion, and Unlawful Love, made the masterly Stroaks of the _fine Gentleman_; Swearing, Cursing, and Blaspheming, the Graces of his Conversation; and Unchristian Revenge, to consummate the Character of the _Hero_; Sharpness and Poignancy of Wit exerted with the greatest Vigor against the _Holy Order_; in short, Religion and all that is Sacred, Burlesqu'd and Ridicul'd; To see this, I say, and withall, to reflect upon the fatal Effects which these things have already had, and how much worse are likely to follow, if not timely prevented, cannot but fill the Minds of all good Men with very dismal Apprehensions.
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His heart was breaking with anguish and grief, but when at last he returned to the consciousness of his sufferings physical and mental, he began to recover his courage, and even smiled as he murmured to himself: "It is well, it is well-the more I suffer the more surely shall I find grace.
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For the grace of the thing, Emmeline would have liked to say 'Louise,' but could not bring her lips to utter the name.
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Professor Bruckner has well said that Chekhov was by profession a physician, but an artist by the grace of God.
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God grant in His grace and mercy that it may be so.
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The church has abused grace and the world has despised mercy.
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It seemed to me that her life was to be one of suffering; that God was keeping her with us that we might have a heroic example of what His grace could enable one to bear and to become.
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Here was the _real strength of prayer_. His own resolves were of no value; but when he called on God to help, then came new strength, and he was kept by restraining grace.
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There, as under the eye of the Master, he reviewed the time he had labored as a colporteur, and prayed for forgiveness for the past and grace for the future.
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I, too, bore his case to the throne of grace.
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I was speechless then, but, by the grace of God, I will not be in the world to come_.
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Instantly my prayer for a change of location or separation from my business and its connections ceased, and since, instead of looking for easy positions, wherein the principles of the faith which is in me may be undisturbed, I deem it suited to my growth in grace and increase in devotion to my Master's cause, to covet the association of men whose only tendency is to evil continually.
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I have found by experience in the latter direction, that although many tongues are loose in the habit of profanity, I am roused more and more by grace to impart words of counsel.
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Remarkable proofs of genuine and vivid piety, triumphs of patience and grace, lifting their possessors above the most painful and distressing circumstances, are met with in all their explorations, and more than repay them for toil or privation.
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The case as it was known was taken immediately that early morning to the throne of grace and laid out in all its circumstances with a deeply sympathizing heart, and a consciousness of the past sufferings of that woman-and as the friend rose from prayer, the answer was given that the evil was averted, and a new change would come to that afflicted one.
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And when God by his grace called me out of darkness, I resolved that Christ and his cause should have more than I had ever spent for the world.
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By the grace of God, I will give one fourth of the net profits of my business to charitable and religious uses.
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That God would give him grace to stand to his doctrine until death.
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Examples of Grace

Example #1
I have in me some hidden depths of luxury, a secret heart of pleasure, an understanding for the forbidden thing.
Example #2
It is true that the larger life has pleasures and expanding capacities; but it is truer still that it has perils, events which try the soul as it is never tried in the smaller life-unless, indeed, the soul be that of the Epicurean.
Example #3
Justice _Holt_, for using these following Expressions, and were thereof Convicted.
Example #4
This is spoken by one in a Minister's Habit.
Example #5
It is impossible to say, how many, and how great the _Mischiefs_ are that spring from thence; which if a Man should take a View of, it would perhaps, be one of the most Melancholy Prospects that ever he beheld.
Example #6
And are these then the Entertainments for a Christian to be pleas'd with; for one whose _Salvation_ is to be wrought out with Fear and Trembling?