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grace

noun absolution, clemency, concession, excuse, favor, forbearance, forgiveness, indulgence, pardon, reprieve
See also: absolution, amenity, amnesty, charity, clemency, condonation, consent, decorum, dispensation, embellish, exception, facility, favor, franchise, leave, lenience, license, permission, proportion, propriety, remission, reprieve, respite

GRACE. That which a person is not entitled to by law, but which is extended to him as a favor; a pardon, for example, is an act of grace. There are- certain days allowed to a payer of a promissory note or bill of exchange, beyond the time which appears on its face, which are called days of grace. (q. v.)

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It formed part of the original disused George's Dock on which the Three Graces were built.
A light show projected on the Three Graces and fireworks displays on Sunday and Monday were part of the celebrations.
Here a landing with solid wood flooring leads to a hallway enjoying access to a terrace with views of the Mersey and Three Graces.
Give students time to design and create their own Three Graces artwork.
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National treasures on display include Henry VIII's writing desk, James II's wedding suit, the Three Graces by Canova and the famous Great Bed of Ware, mentioned in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
At the center of the painting, through the mediation of Eros and Venus (Ficino's Venus Humanitas, who arouses passion but also converts it into contemplation), the transformation moves on to the Three Graces.
caption Grace note:Scotland's Director of National Galleries Mr Timothy Clifford stands in front of The Three Graces, which has been found to have a hairline crack.
Four significant focal points emerge: the meaning of the Three Graces in natural philosophy, in ethics, as a panegyric, and in the philosophy of the arts.
As part of the Amazing Graces show, produced by The Colour Project in collaboration with Liverpool City Council, hundreds of images of Merseysiders, collated around the city and sent in by the public, were beamed onto the Three Graces during the Three Queens celebration.