grace

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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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By this time, with the concert fast approaching, we had no alternative but to pay (with bad grace) and leave for the Belgrade.
With bad grace Bill settled the cheque himself and asked one of the waiters to find him a taxi.
It is an all too familiar scenario: angry words one day, contrition with bad grace the next.