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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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Lady Grace went up to the Prince with outstretched hands.
"I am so sorry that Sir Charles' horse was not quite so good as Lady Grace's.
"Not at all, your Grace. I was never more earnest in my life."
"And now, your Grace, I'll trouble you for that check."
"I fear, your Grace, that matters can hardly be arranged so easily.
"I must take the view, your Grace, that when a man embarks upon a crime, he is morally guilty of any other crime which may spring from it."
"I think, your Grace, that this can only be done by absolute frankness between us.
"Your Grace can hardly have heard of any small reputation which I possess, or you would not imagine that it is so easy to escape me.
"I confess that this is entirely new to me, your Grace. I must beg you to be more explicit."
"In the first place, your Grace, I am bound to tell you that you have placed yourself in a most serious position in the eyes of the law.
Even more culpable in my opinion, your Grace, is your attitude towards your younger son.
What he will divulge I cannot tell, but I have no doubt that your Grace could make him understand that it is to his interest to be silent.