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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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If there is a good way to lose, then this was it - with good grace, good spirit and good humour.
To his great credit, Nicholas took defeat with good grace and generosity, showering praise on winner Sam Bailey.
Big Mac, 73, took the decision with good grace, thanking the judge and solicitors.
Pensioners here pay the pounds 12 fee with good grace, but why should they pay any more?
A spokesman for the Dancing On Ice star denied she was angry about the incident, saying: "Heather complied with security's requirements with good grace. Heather wasn't furious at all, she understands what has to be done for 21st century travel."
He seemed to do his duties with good grace and most importantly a big smile on his face.
This technicality has now been spotted by the authorities who surely with good grace should provide George with all the help they can to put this matter right.
But Ara held on to win by 41 seconds, leaving Herbert to take his third-consecutive second place with good grace.

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