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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.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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I admire the raw strength and gracefulness with which the horses move, I marvel at their expressive eyes, shiny coats, and majestic form.
Their dances perfectly capture the natural gracefulness and beauty of Georgian women and the courage, honour and respectfulness of Georgian men.
Having been present in a recent rehearsal, I am especially impressed by Saleh's ability to come, up in a relatively short period of time, with these simple-yet-elevating queues of various music genres that brought the performance to life, enhanced of course by Fouad's full presence, versatility, gracefulness, and immersion in his theme.
Wearing Aquadist green ensemble, she stunned the audience with her confidence and gracefulness. AimaBaig performance added allure to MNR's collection.
Many of the dances depicted the bravery of the men, with their bows and arrows, spears and shields, and the gracefulness of the women, with their swaying hips and exquisite movement of the hands.
My first reading of this poem left me stunned; subsequent readings reaffirmed for me its power and its gracefulness. Nasreen's Story is a contemporary rendering of a ghazal-the ancient Arabic/Persian/Urdu verse form comprised of autonomous couplets and employing an intricate patterning of rhyme and repetition.
We heard the condensed orchestral suite, written a few years later, full of contrasts and rhythms, with the highlight on the night being the orchestra's progression from the gracefulness of the Princesses' slow dance to the manic Infernal Dance section, with a crash of musical thunder.
So, it's to actress Julie Legrand's credit that she steers her Mrs M away from being a mere caricature, and gives her a gracefulness and almost vulnerability which makes you warm to her refined linguistic confusions and her own search for love.
Kaabi-Linke evokes these nameless salesmen, and so many other unnoticed parts of city life, with a precision and gracefulness that come from sustained acts of attention.
The result is a slight change that gives the logo an extra touch of femininity and gracefulness, without defacing one of the most iconic names in the fashion industry.
I have had the pleasure of meeting many 'born hoteliers' in my work and can tell you their true 'education' came only by apprenticeship with industry elders who inculcated in them that special gracefulness that makes being served by such people such a privilege.
I cried because I fully understand now where Debbie's righteousness, elegance and gracefulness come from.