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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 am afraid," she answered, "that I agree with Grace."
The Prince glanced over Lady Grace's mare and turned aside to join Penelope and Somerfield.
"Your mare understands Japanese, Lady Grace," the Prince answered, smiling.
"Do you know, Grace, I believe, I really believe he'll ride her!"
Both cleared it, but whereas Lady Grace's mare jumped wide and clear, and her rider never even faltered in his saddle, Somerfield lost all his lead and only just kept his seat.
Grace called to mind the hesitation that she had shown when she had mentioned her name, and drew a new conclusion from it.
Sit down again." Grace's heart began to quicken its beat in expectation of the disclosure that was to come.
"I think, your Grace, that I could speak more freely in Mr.
"The fact is, your Grace," said he, "that my colleague, Dr.
"I fancy that I see your Grace's check-book upon the table," said he.
His Grace sat very stern and upright in his chair and looked stonily at my friend.
"Not at all, your Grace. I was never more earnest in my life."