She walked across the stage with effortless grace.
She handles her problems with grace and dignity.
He has shown remarkable grace during this crisis.
She is quite lovable despite her lack of social graces.
Let us give thanks for God's grace.
By the grace of God, no one was seriously hurt.
She tried to live her life in God's grace. Verb
Several marble statues grace the courtyard.
I hope that you will grace our gathering with your presence. See More
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The play searches not for answers but for guidance on how to move with grace from disaster to disaster.—Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2023 The lyrics talk about the grace of — for the first time ever, finding love for the last time — and embracing lasting happiness despite losing faith.—Will Groff, Peoplemag, 26 Sep. 2023 Sean Panikkar, as Loge, darted about with balletic grace, exhibiting pinpoint intonation and crisp diction.—Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 25 Sep. 2023 And just to be able to have the story of grace and redemption in these times of such cruelty and stupidity and suffering, and to have a good story like this (to share) with you and so many others.—Chris Willman, Variety, 20 Sep. 2023 Only Sanders doesn’t have the grace or humility of a man like Tyson.—Jfreeman, oregonlive, 16 Sep. 2023 Beautiful handmade chessboards grace tables, and the impressive library stocks titles by Colson Whitehead and Emily St. John Mandel.—Maria Shollenbarger, Travel + Leisure, 16 Sep. 2023 The nearly four-hour-long 2023 VMAs ceremony featured an overwhelming amount of performances, none of which included SZA — despite the initial efforts to have her grace the show’s stage.—Kyle Denis, Billboard, 15 Sep. 2023 The company was at the center of so many issues that defined the era: racial reckoning, the labor movement, pandemic shutdowns, supply chain problems, and female founders falling (or being pushed?) from grace.—Marisa Meltzer, Fortune, 12 Sep. 2023
With an annular solar eclipse coming up on Oct. 14, 2023 and a total solar eclipse gracing the sky on April 8, 2024, there are opportunities to see some awesome astronomical beauty.—Bellamy Richardson, wsj.com, 30 Sep. 2023 Next year, two supermoons will grace the skies: the first on September 18, and the last on October 17.—Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Sep. 2023 The actress graced the red carpet in a white Louis Vuitton mini dress with a feather hem.—Stephanie Kaloi, Peoplemag, 25 Sep. 2023 Rodrigo released Guts earlier this month and is currently gracing the cover of Rolling Stone.—Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 22 Sep. 2023 As such, Saturday night could be his final regular-season start at Dodger Stadium, if not his last time gracing the Chavez Ravine mound — though a home start in the playoffs next month seems increasingly likely.—Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2023 Besides Zimmerman, the evening’s host Pearce will grace the stage for a performance.—Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 15 Sep. 2023 The Obamas would grace the cover of several ESSENCE magazines, as leadership wanted to really cultivate a relationship with the first Black family.—Shelby Stewart, Essence, 9 Sep. 2023 The dewy women who grace the company’s advertising campaigns appear to be wearing no cosmetics, but somehow, expensively so.—Becca Rothfeld, Washington Post, 6 Sep. 2023 See More
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Noun and Verb
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin gratia favor, charm, thanks, from gratus pleasing, grateful; akin to Sanskrit gṛṇāti he praises
Middle English grace "help from God," from early French grace (same meaning), from Latin gratia "favor, charm, thanks," from gratus "pleasing, thankful, agreeable" — related to agree, congratulate, gracious, gratitude