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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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Seventy years ago, a visionary plan was unveiled for a cluster of huge buildings to join the Three Graces dominating the waterfront.
An aerial view of The Strand and the Three Graces - including a filthy, soot-covered Liver Building, in 1972.
The Three Graces are a World Heritage Site, as is the "Taj Mahal".
In Pygmalion, to music by Jean-Philipe Rameau, Turocy's choreography emphasized the comic characters called Games and Laughter, danced with appropriate, jubilant acrobatics by Fittante and Patricia Beaman, but the most charming scene was that in which the Three Graces teach the Statue, who has come to life, to dance.
Many landmarks make an appearance, including the Three Graces, the Mersey Ferry, the Albert Dock, Pier Head and Penny Lane.
What was once an unprepossessing gap between the majesty of the Albert Dock and the Three Graces has experienced a dramatic makeover.
WORK to build luxury apartments opposite The Three Graces has begun - potentially offering the best views in the city.
The Three Graces are preserved and respected because they are good, and we bless Florence for preserving so many other important buildings.
And, Tony explained, the Three Graces survived the war because they were so identifiable.
Finally, I am fed up hearing about the 'World Heritage Status' of the Three Graces being used as an excuse to prevent developments such as this.
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.
One of the aspects they felt was fantastic was the reflection of the three graces in the glass panels of the building.