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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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Pensioners here pay the pounds 12 fee with good grace, but why should they pay any more?
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.
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He held off the challenge of local favourite Bernhard Langer with good grace on Sunday in an imperious display of front-running.