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grace  


      n  
1    elegance and beauty of movement, form, expression, or proportion  
2    a pleasing or charming quality  
3    goodwill or favour  
4    the granting of a favour or the manifestation of goodwill, esp. by a superior  
5    a sense of propriety and consideration for others  
6    pl  
a    affectation of manner (esp. in the phrase airs and graces)  
b    in (someone's) good graces   regarded favourably and with kindness by (someone)  
7    mercy; clemency  
8      (Christianity)  
a    the free and unmerited favour of God shown towards man  
b    the divine assistance and power given to man in spiritual rebirth and sanctification  
c    the condition of being favoured or sanctified by God  
d    an unmerited gift, favour, etc., granted by God  
9    a short prayer recited before or after a meal to invoke a blessing upon the food or give thanks for it  
10      (Music)   a melodic ornament or decoration  
11       See       days of grace  
12    with (a) bad grace   unwillingly or grudgingly  
13    with (a) good grace   willingly or cheerfully  
      vb  
14    tr   to add elegance and beauty to  
flowers graced the room     
15    tr   to honour or favour  
to grace a party with one's presence     
16    to ornament or decorate (a melody, part, etc.) with nonessential notes  
     (C12: from Old French, from Latin gratia, from gratus pleasing)  


coup de grâce     (French)  
      n   pl   , coups de grâce  
1    a mortal or finishing blow, esp. one delivered as an act of mercy to a sufferer  
2    a final or decisive stroke  
     (literally: blow of mercy)  
days of grace  
      pl n   days permitted by custom for payment of a promissory note, bill of exchange, etc., after it falls due  
Grace   [1]  
      n   preceded by: your, his, or her   a title used to address or refer to a duke, duchess, or archbishop  
Grace   [2]  
      n   W(illiam) G(ilbert). 1848--1915, English cricketer  
grace-and-favour  
      n   modifier     (Brit)   (of a house, flat, etc.) owned by the sovereign and granted free of rent to a person to whom the sovereign wishes to express gratitude  
grace cup  
      n   a cup, as of wine, passed around at the end of the meal for the final toast  
grace note  
      n     (Music)   a note printed in small type to indicate that it is melodically and harmonically nonessential  
herb of grace  
      n   an archaic name for rue (the plant)  
Pilgrimage of Grace  
      n   a rebellion in 1536 in N England against the Reformation and Henry VIII's government  
year of grace  
      n   any year of the Christian era, as dated from the presumed date of Christ's birth  
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exp.
be under an extreme pressure; be anxious, worried or frightened
id.
the phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the words being part of a foreign language
Syn.: excuse my French
adj.
term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships
v.
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
idiom
prep.
Digital estate Planning is the process having uniform rules of envisaging and arranging for the clearance of digital assets during a person physical life under virtual identity.
[Leg.];[Tech.] arranging for the clearance of digital assets

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