(there) but for the grace of God (go I)

idiom

used to say that one could be in the same bad situation as someone else

Examples of (there) but for the grace of God (go I) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And every night until election day, the council candidates should utter the following prayer, keeping Martinez and the mural in mind: There but for the grace of God go we. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2023 Left unspoken was the knowledge that, but for the grace of God, the TCU player might have been one of their own. Dallas News, 29 Sep. 2022 There but for the grace of God go many of us, even if cameras aren’t capturing our fights and disappointments. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 5 Mar. 2022

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Dictionary Entries Near (there) but for the grace of God (go I)

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(there) but for the grace of God (go I)

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“(there) but for the grace of God (go I).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28there%29%20but%20for%20the%20grace%20of%20God%20%28go%20I%29. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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