Day of grace

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Day of grace (Theol) the time of probation, when the offer of divine forgiveness is made and may be accepted.
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Usage

In literature:

A little after noon on the day in question the wayside Inn of the Three Graces was quiet enough.
"The Duke's Motto" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
I have been thinking of your grace the day long.
"Nancy Stair" by Elinor Macartney Lane
I must not omit to speak of a peculiar custom which in this day of grace, when there are no longer any old women, seems rather odd.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
The next day I got eleven jumps out of another before he gracefully flung the hook at the boat.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
So, why not grant him another day of grace?
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Hail happy day, and still return to bless with happier face The sons of Romulus, lords of Earth, not thankless for thy grace!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 57, No. 351, January 1845" by Various
To-day she was a woman grown, feminine in every graceful conformation, on tiptoe at the very verge of life.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
Four of our eight days of grace were all too soon passed.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
On the morning of her first day at Dr. Hartmann's sanatorium, Grace Duvall rose early, and dressed herself for a walk.
"The Ivory Snuff Box" by Arnold Fredericks
Perhaps the day of grace was passed.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
The day had been excessively warm, and so, as she sat, she gracefully waved, backward and forward, one of her delicate web feet.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. V, August, 1878, No 10." by Various
Claude Drew blinked a little in the bright sunlight and had somewhat the air of a graceful, nocturnal bird emerging into the day.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Such painful longings for the 'tender grace of a day that is dead' are spontaneous and natural.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Old Mr. Newschool, in his long and fervent prayer to the throne of grace, expressed the day the happiest one of his long life.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
There shall be one last day of grace.
"Astounding Stories, June, 1931" by Various
She and Grace had ridden over to Tin Cup in the cool of the morning, spending the day with Mrs. Blount.
"The Song of the Wolf" by Frank Mayer
In after-days, when Hubert knew her better, he used to compare her to a young panther for grace and freedom of motion.
"A Life Sentence" by Adeline Sergeant
Parson Page said somethin' to him one day about the grace of God savin' him.
"The Land of Long Ago" by Eliza Calvert Hall
At length drapery began to be more common, and instead of the heavy, straight garment of earlier days, graceful folds appeared.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
At first Christine sang of her lost husband, and the grace and earnestness of these poems pleased the fashionable public of the day.
"Women of Mediæval France" by Pierce Butler
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In poetry:

Remember all thy grace,
And lead me in thy truth;
Forgive the sins of riper days,
And follies of my youth.
"Psalm 25 part 1" by Isaac Watts
The happy gates of gospel grace
Stand open night and day.
Lord, we have come to seek supply
And drive our wants away.
"Hymn 2" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
The happy gates of gospel grace
Stand open night and day;
Lord, we are come to seek supplies,
And drive our wants away.
"Hymn 7" by Isaac Watts
"But I'll prolong his days,
And make his kingdom stand;
My pleasure," saith the God of grace,
"Shall prosper in his hand."
"Hymn 141" by Isaac Watts
And then a dancing cloud of gold
Plays all around my darling's face,
Each morning while the days still hold
My hour of grace.
"Her Hair" by Dollie Radford
Here in this lovely lap of bloom,
The grace of glen and glade,
That tender days and nights illume,
My gentle friend was laid.
"Robert Parkes" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Three Days Grace wins again with a hell of a lot of votes.
Thousands of you voted leaving Three Days Grace on top.
Gracie Gold of the United States started the day as the lowest-ranked skater in the Rostelecom Cup, and ended it in first place after a graceful and assured short program on Friday.
Grace United Methodist Church of Pequot Lakes will host its ninth annual Children's Shop Day from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday, Nov 17.
The beauty of a sunset on the highway after a hectic day gave this writer a glimpse of the divine harmony of the universe that brings grace and calm to daily living.
Tangerine Tango might be Pantone's color of the year, but melon is making a splash on the red carpet these days, gracing the lips of actresses like Kate Bosworth.
After a strange teaser video for Three Days Grace's upcoming album, Transit of Venus, we're finally getting to hear what they've been hyping up.
The guys of Three Days Grace released multiple "Official" videos for 'Chalk Outline ' WHY.
Three Days Grace – Transit of Venus 3.
Flawless surf graces the first day of the O'Neill Cold Water Classic, Scotland .
Flawless surf graces the first day of the O'Neill Cold Water Classic.
Trying out a new Internet domain name for five days, which is the grace period in which a registrant can choose to cancel the name and get a full refund of the registration fee.
Thanksgiving is a week away, but you can see several of the new floats that will grace the 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade right now courtesy of 'Today.
Three Days Grace Video Trailer Builds Suspense for New Album 'Transit of Venus.
Three Days Grace Offer Advance Stream of New Album 'Transit of Venus.
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