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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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But evidences of Magdalen's natural taste and refinement were visible everywhere, in the little embellishments that graced and enlivened the aspect of the room.
For scores of years gone by, Monseigneur had squeezed it and wrung it, and had seldom graced it with his presence except for the pleasures of the chase--now, found in hunting the people; now, found in hunting the beasts, for whose preservation Monseigneur made edifying spaces of barbarous and barren wilderness.
Ever rising from the sea of my remembrance, is the image of the dear child as I knew her first, graced by my young love, and by her own, with every fascination wherein such love is rich.
We had a hot supper on the occasion, graced by the inevitable roast fowl, and we had some flip to finish with.