graciousness


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Related to graciousness: succinct, meant, peckish, commencing
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And with these words, pronounced with the most affectionate graciousness of manner, the captain took leave of Fouquet in order to wait upon the king.
Painters were cast off, and in the sternsheets of each boat solitary white men were standing up, heads bared in graciousness of conduct to the furnace-stab of the tropic sun, as they waved additional and final farewells.
You like Henley," Brissenden said, his expression changing swiftly to large graciousness and tenderness.
True, at first I suffered; and then, with all the graciousness of spring, it dawned upon me that I was happy, very happy.
This honour she has from the beginning, and this is the portion allotted to her amongst men and undying gods, -- the whisperings of maidens and smiles and deceits with sweet delight and love and graciousness.
Dear me, Kate,' interrupted Mrs Nickleby, 'what in the name of goodness graciousness makes you fly off to the time before I was married, when I'm talking to you about his thoughtfulness and attention to me?
This was taken to General Rosas, who sent me a very obliging message; and the Secretary returned all smiles and graciousness.
Thy graciousness and over-graciousness, is it which will not complain and weep: and yet, O my soul, longeth thy smiling for tears, and thy trembling mouth for sobs.
My new dignity sat yet so lightly on me that I was not aware that it was I, the Captain, the object of this last graciousness.
He was distinctly aware of being the object of the famous--or notorious--Madame de S 's ghastly graciousness.
Yes, Razumov" (she fell into this familiarity intentionally, with an appalling grimace of graciousness.
It was upon this occasion that King Lud, seated on the top of his throne in full council, rose, in the exuberance of his feelings, and commanded the lord chief justice to order in the richest wines and the court minstrels--an act of graciousness which has been, through the ignorance of traditionary historians, attributed to King Cole, in those celebrated lines in which his Majesty is represented as