• WordNet 3.6
    • adv gracefully in a graceful manner "she swooped gracefully"
    • adv gracefully in a gracious or graceful manner "he did not have a chance to grow up graciously"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1943, Navy officer Grace Hopper had no choice but to fix a computer glitch manually. The source of the problem? A moth. Hence the term "computer bug."
    • gracefully In a graceful manner; elegantly; with a natural ease and propriety: as, to walk or speak gracefully.
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  • R. Palmer
    R. Palmer
    “It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.”
  • Pindar
    “A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Beauty is the mark God sets on virtue. Every natural action is graceful; every heroic act is also decent, and causes the place and the bystanders to shine.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “The mansion should not be graced by its master, the master should grace the mansion.”
  • Aristotle
    “The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.”
  • Ernest Hemingway
    “Courage is grace under pressure.”


Fall from grace - If a person falls from grace, they lose favor with someone.
Saving grace - If someone has some character defects, but has a characteristic that compensate for their failings and shortcomings, this is their saving grace.


In literature:

I think it's going to be lots of fun having Aunt Grace with us.
"Prudence Says So" by Ethel Hueston
True wisdom consists in having the graces of the Holy Spirit in the heart.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
God has always continued to me this grace, in my greatest infidelities.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
She is masculine, but graceful; and powerful without any ostentation of strength.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
I'm trying to reinstate myself in their good graces.
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
My God is not like a policeman, only looking for crimes; He is the God of grace, looking for graces, searching for jewels to adorn His crown.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
To be so matchless as her Grace is as bad as being blind.
"Clair de Lune" by Michael Strange
Grace Darling's brothers were away from the island, but they were not forgotten by Grace.
"Grace Darling" by Eva Hope
She was plump, graceful, and neat waisted.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Katy says she thinks Grace Dart's mother bought it for her.
"Chicken Little Jane" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
Grace Montgomery was not among these; Grace never had a word for Nancy, so the younger girl kept away from the senator's daughter.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
There was something in his profile of rude but antique grace.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
I must look after Grace.
"The Automobile Girls at Chicago" by Laura Dent Crane
No one can express the greatness of this work of divine grace in the souls of men.
"The Abiding Presence of the Holy Ghost in the Soul" by Bede Jarrett
Bess had the grace to blush a little.
"Nan Sherwood at Lakeview Hall" by Annie Roe Carr
We speak commonly, for instance, of the graceful motions of trees, and of the graceful movements of a river.
"Beauty" by Alexander Walker
He did himself that honor, and insinuated himself still farther into their good graces.
"Voltaire's Romances" by François-Marie Arouet
To possess the graces: This woman has grace in her carriage, in all that she says and does.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
O do Thou preserve me in this Thy Grace unto death.
"The Little Treasure of Prayers" by Anonymous

In poetry:

Satisfying every longing,
Of my sinful soul for grace;
From my weakness never turning,
Thou remainest, Christ, my peace.
"Thou Remainest" by Daniel Webster Moody
Of grace then let us sing,
A joyful, wondrous theme,
Who grace has brought, shall glory bring,
And we shall reign with Him.
"Grace is the sweetest sound" by Thomas Kelly
Grace taught my soul to pray
And made mine eyes o’erflow;
’Twas grace which kept me to this day,
And will not let me go.
"Grace, 'Tis a Charming Sound" by Augustus Montague Toplady
Sovereign grace has pow'r alone
To subdue a heart of stone;
And the moment grace is felt,
Then the hardest heart will melt.
"The Two Malefactors" by John Newton
Thro' many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
"Amazing Grace" by John Newton
Had I the grace to win the grace
Of maiden living all above,
My soul would trample down the base,
That she might have a man to love.
"The Grace of Grace" by George MacDonald

In news:

Paul Oxborough's modern paintings have Old Master's grace.
Winner of the Salon De Virtuosi Career Grant, Elena Urioste graces the Steinway Hall for the conclusion of the Salon De Cirtuosi's Gala Concert, hosed by WQXR's Bob Sherman.
Grace Potter is in her 20s, but she's picked up considerable experience since her 2004 debut album, "Original Soul".
10 tips for strong, graceful curves that add a new dimension to your woodworking.
During a five-decade career, Martin Poll produced such films as 'The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing' (1973), 'Night Watch' (1973), 'Love and Death' (1975), 'The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea' (1976) and 'Nighthawks' (1981).
A Red Tail Hawk graced the sky near Blind Bay in Hammond recently.
Marilyn Monroe look-alike Grace Richardson and Toni Sky resembling a Rita Hayworth, share a moment at the Film Noir Black & White Ball benefit for Guard A Heart Foundation in Laguna Beach on Saturday.
The King's Academy cheerleaders, from left, Grace Mikels, 14, Kaley Banks, 14, and Scarlett Spaulding, 13, cheer at the Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic Kickoff Classic at Neyland Stadium Thursday, Aug 11, 2011.
Traverse City — An Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held Monday, Nov 19, at Grace Episcopal Church, 341 Washington St.
To many people, oil in beauty products is the enemy— but for those with dry skin and hair, the slippery stuff can be a saving grace.
Grace Jones at Roseland Ballroom.
Milton and Grace Baker used to think of themselves as stars of the ghetto.
Shinedown and Three Days Grace with special guest P.O.D live at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum February 10, 2013.
These days it seems like everybody and their mother has a blog, but few people have one like Grace Bonney .
Among the factories inspired by Strasbourg's vibrant palette and graceful flowers was that of Luneville, 20 miles east of Nancy.

In science:

As a result, these subprocesses can share an identical ”GRACE output code” and can be treated as a single subprocess by BASES/SPRING.
GR@PPA_4b: A Four Bottom Quark Production Event Generator for PP/PPbar Collisions
We generated the ”GRACE output code” for each of these combined subprocesses.
GR@PPA_4b: A Four Bottom Quark Production Event Generator for PP/PPbar Collisions
This extension allows us to incorporate the variation in the initial state (i.e., the partonic structure of hadrons) into the GRACE system.
GR@PPA_4b: A Four Bottom Quark Production Event Generator for PP/PPbar Collisions
The user applies the linear reconstruction to the received coefficients in hope that the reconstruction error would be small with graceful probability.
Frame expansions with erasures: an approach through the non-commutative operator theory
It also has the merit of having a single analytical expression for q = q(a), which gracefully transits from its positive phase to the negative one and adds to the list of quintessence potentials that serve the purpose of modelling a presently accelerating universe .
Acceleration of the universe with a simple trigonometric potential
This is convenient for inverse variance weighting when combining quantities, and handles zero signal/noise (ivar = 0) gracefully, as demonstrated in Appendix B.
Sloan Digital Sky Survey Imaging of Low Galactic Latitude Fields: Technical Summary and Data Release
Madden, “Graceful exit and energy conditions in string cosmology,” Phys.
Cosmological Entropy Bounds
Several implementations can be found in the literature, Alpgen, Grace, Helac, Madgraph and Sherpa.
QCD and Monte Carlo generators
We can obtain general neutrino more quantitatively by grace of numerical calculations.
High energy neutrino early afterglows from gamma-ray bursts revisited
We are developing NLO event generators for hadron collision interactions based on GRACE [344], using the Limited Leading-Log (LLL) subtraction technique [345] for the parton radiation matching.
The NLO multileg working group: summary report
They can also be evaluated automatically in the framework of GRACE [346].
The NLO multileg working group: summary report
In contrasts humans have greater generalised skill than specialised skill, affording them ‘graceful degradation’ in skills and knowledge.
Exploring Human Factors in Spreadsheet Development
However, unlike some PDE discretization schemes, the degradation in performance is more graceful.
Continuous-Discrete Path Integral Filtering
Then a “Grace:Read Set” window will pop up (see Fig. 7.17) and you can choose the data file to be loaded (here sg_e0_L.dat) [A], the type of the input file (Single Set) [B], the format of the data (XYDY) [C].
Introduction to Randomness and Statistics
Figure 7.17: The Grace:Read Set window of the xmgrace program.
Introduction to Randomness and Statistics