Days of grace

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Days of grace See Grace.
    • Days of grace (Com) the days immediately following the day when a bill or note becomes due, which days are allowed to the debtor or payer to make payment in. In Great Britain and the United States, the days of grace are three, but in some countries more, the usages of merchants being different.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Monday's Child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace, Wednesday's child is full of woe, Thursday's child has far to go, Friday's child is loving and giving, Saturday's child has to work for its living, But a child that's born on the Sabbath Day, Is fair and wise and good and gay.
    • Days of grace three days allowed for payment of bills, &c., beyond the day named
    • Days of grace three days allowed for the payment of a note or bill of exchange, after being due according to its date
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. gratia, favour—gratus, agreeable; Gr. charis, grace.

Usage

In literature:

Knights who had grown grey in service tilted with those who but that day had been given the grace of knighthood.
"Stories of Siegfried" by Mary MacGregor
Here Mr. Muller had the grace to detect one of the foremost perils of a busy man in this day of insane hurry.
"George Muller of Bristol" by Arthur T. Pierson
The three days of grace written upon the seniors' order regarding the caps had now passed.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
The day of grace is to close on December 1, 1836; and all who do not begin to reform by that time, I shall kill.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
But the tender grace of a day that is dead Will never come back to me.
"Spare Hours" by John Brown
One graceful memento of Madame de Chatillon's power over Conde has descended to our own day.
"Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2)" by Sutherland Menzies
In one day his graceful system of resignation had been shattered beyond hope.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
The next event of moment happened when Foster brought me a message from Grace requesting my presence at the Manor on the following day.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
And the date of this happening was the fifteenth day of July in the year of grace one thousand nine hundred and fourteen.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
The report of his engagement to Grace had reached her some days before, and now it recurred to her mind like a haunting spectre.
"Macaria" by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
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In poetry:

Since we are scattered as a race,
And thou hast power to write;
While God prolongs thy days of grace,
Cry to the race "unite."
"Voice From The South" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Lord, we have heard thy works of old,
Thy works of power and grace,
When to our ears our fathers told
The wonders of their days.
"Psalm 44" by Isaac Watts
"Every day has a day of grace
For those who fain would make them so;
I saw o'er the world in every place
The wings of guardian angels glow.
"New Year" by Abram Joseph Ryan
If haply so my day of grace
Be not yet past; and this lone place,
O'er-shadowy, dark, excludeth hence
All thoughts but grief and penitence."
"A Vision Of Repentance" by Charles Lamb
Oh, it must be an awful thing
To be shut out from light of day!--
From summer's grace, and bloom of spring
In gladness words cannot portray.
"Receiving Sight" by Hattie Howard
Ceaseless, she paces to and fro;
O heart-sick days! O nights of wo!
Nor hand of friend, nor loving face;
Nor favor comes, nor word of grace.
"The Singer In The Prison" by Walt Whitman

In news:

SHIPROCK — Good weather and large crowds graced the opening day of the 101st Northern Navajo Nation Fair, signs, perhaps, of a successful weekend to come.
To millions of moms, the Mother's Day bouquet still gracing the dining room table symbolizes gratitude and love.
After she catches her fiancé sleeping with a podiatrist, Grace (Rebecca Schweitzer) spends her days cradling a bottle of Jack Daniel's on the couch.
Sevendust, Three Days Grace, and Avenged Sevenfold all had everyone out of their seat the whole night long.
A flattering photograph of the US Brig Niagara graced the front page of Thursday's Detroit Free Press, above a story about the 6-day riverfront celebration there in September.
Pepper Boy's ' Days Of Grace ' EP and 'My World' Video.
Kate Middleton may have channeled Grace Kelly on her wedding day, but it looks like Nicole Kidman may be the one to portray the late Princess of Monaco on the big screen.
It's the little things that bring a smile to my face on a hump day and seeing Grace Jones hula-hooping, wearing a red latex bodysuit through her entire performance of her 1985 hit "Slave To The Rhythm" was one of them.
An image of Our Lady of Guadalupe graces the main door of San Fernando Cathedral as people line up to pay her respects on the eve of her feast day on Thursday night, Dec 11, 2008.
It's reasonable to yearn for the boom days of yore, when the Dow Jones industrial average was topping 14,000, housing prices were stratospheric and Bernie Madoff was not gracing our evening news broadcasts.
Each entry of the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy graces us with a one-day-only run.
Grace Hoffman is no fan of V-Day.
Turks & Caicos: 4th Night Free & Up To Five Days Of Discounted Scuba Diving at The Sands at Grace Bay.
The pulled out a win against Volbeat tonight they will be taking on Serj Tankian (lead singer from System of a Down) his new solo stuff has been doing really well here at GRD so we will see how he fares up against Three Days Grace.
Back in the days of The Otherside, this female fronted metal band graced Missoula and blew all those in attendance away.
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