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Word: gracious

Definition: kind in a generous way (to someone less important)


Sentences Containing 'gracious'

She had become familiar to me, when a gracious God restored my faculties; but, I am quite unable even to say how she had become familiar.
My Lord being prayed to bid my learned friend lay aside his wig, and giving no very gracious consent, the likeness became much more remarkable.
``For gracious sake say something else besides`indeed,'or you'll fidget me to death,''said Miss Pross: whose character -LRB- dissociated from stature -RRB- was shortness.
``With your gracious permission, that was the wonder of it, Monseigneur.
most gracious Monsieur heretofore the Marquis, where is that emigrant?
``For gracious sake, don't talk about Liberty; we have quite enough of that,''said Miss Pross.
Mr. Collins returned most punctually on Monday fortnight, but his reception at Longbourn was not quite so gracious as it had been on his first introduction.
But Lady Catherine seemed gratified by their excessive admiration, and gave most gracious smiles, especially when any dish on the table proved a novelty to them.
The flow of these lines will depend on the nature of the subject: they will be more gracious and easy, or more vigorous and powerful, according to the demands of your subject.
The hills were clothed in the fresh foliage of spring now, and were a gracious and worthy setting for the broad river flowing between.
A darkey on shore who had observed the boat go by, about thirteen times, said,`clar to gracious, I wouldn't be s`prised if dey's a whole line o'dem Sk`ylarks!'
``Gracious heavens, M. de Villefort,''said Renee, becoming more and more terrified;``you surely are not in earnest.''
Not at all, my dear sir,'said La Carconte in her most gracious manner.
Albert turned round, just in time to receive a gracious wave of the fan from the baroness; as for Mademoiselle Eugenie, she scarcely vouchsafed to waste the glances of her large black eyes even upon the business of the stage.
``A thousand thanks,''said the count,``your invitation is most gracious, and I regret exceedingly that it is not in my power to accept it.
Madame de Villefort acknowledged the salutation with one of her most gracious smiles.
Gracious heavens; another idea presents itself what if they should be''His hair stood on end.
But this was not the time for recrimination, so he assumed his most agreeable manner and said with a gracious smile,``Excuse me, sir, but are they not going to give me any dinner?''
Had we but understanding, should we ever cease hymning and blessing the Divine Power, both openly and in secret, and telling of His gracious gifts?
As one who had lived, and were now to die by right, whatsoever is yet remaining, bestow that wholly as a gracious overplus upon a virtuous life.
The Gods themselves are good unto such; yea and in some things, (as in matter of health, of wealth, of honour,) are content often to further their endeavours: so good and gracious are they.
But I pray they may be gracious and forgiving, and grant me free pardon for these jests of mine.
There was a renewal of offers of service and civilities, and then, with the gracious permission of the lady of the castle, they took their departure, Don Quixote on Rocinante, and Sancho on Dapple.
'Good gracious me, Peggotty,' returned my mother, 'what a nonsensical woman you are!
I remember a certain luscious roll he gave to such phrases as 'The people's representatives in Parliament assembled,' 'Your petitioners therefore humbly approach your honourable house,' 'His gracious Majesty's unfortunate subjects,' as if the words were something real in his mouth, and delicious to taste; Mr. Micawber, meanwhile, listening with a little of an author's vanity, and contemplating (not severely) the spikes on the opposite wall.
returned Miss Murdstone, though, I thought, not with a very ready or gracious assent.
I don't want to look a gift-horse in the mouth, which is not a gracious thing to do; otherwise, I dare say, my cousin Annie could easily arrange it in her own way.
"Ah, Watson," said Holmes, smiling, "perhaps you would not be very gracious either, if, after all the trouble of wooing and wedding, you found yourself deprived in an instant of wife and of fortune.
So then she looked a little better satisfied, and says: "Well, then, I'll believe some of it; but I hope to gracious if I'll believe the rest."
It was very interesting to me to see them together, not only on account of their mutual affection, but because of the strong personal resemblance between them, and the manner in which what was haughty or impetuous in him was softened by age and sex, in her, to a gracious dignity.
When he got a-front of us he lifts his hat ever so gracious and dainty, like it was the lid of a box that had butterflies asleep in it and he didn't want to disturb them, and says: "Mr. Archibald Nichols, I presume?"
Oh, Mas'r Davy, think HOW she's run away, when I pray my good and gracious God to kill her (her that is so dear above all things) sooner than let her come to ruin and disgrace!'
I didn't know nothing to do; and if I had I couldn't a done it, because that nigger busted in and says: "Why, de gracious sakes!
And as to her Pa,' she said, 'what did the gentleman expect, for gracious sake!'
"I hain't been doing a single thing, Aunt Sally, I hope to gracious if I have."
I hope to gracious if I warn't afraid they'd steal some o' the family!
Encouraged by these gracious words, and by my aunt's extending her hand, Barkis came forward, and took the hand, and curtseyed her acknowledgements.
She was extremely gracious to Peggotty, except when I inadvertently called her by that name; and, strange as I knew she felt in London, appeared quite at home.
'Copperfield,' returned Mr. Spenlow, with a gracious smile, 'you have not known my partner, Mr. jorkins, as long as I have.
My aunt was quite gracious on the subject of the Thames (it really did look very well with the sun upon it, though not like the sea before the cottage), but she could not relent towards the London smoke, which, she said, 'peppered everything'.
We had not sat here many minutes, when Mrs. Markleham, who usually contrived to be in a fuss about something, came bustling in, with her newspaper in her hand, and said, out of breath, 'My goodness gracious, Annie, why didn't you tell me there was someone in the Study!'
My aunt presented herself on being sent for, and welcomed Mr. Micawber with gracious cordiality.
I have bethought me of all that gracious and compassionate history.
Good gracious me, WHEN did you come, WHERE have you come from, WHAT have you been doing?'
I fell on my knees, and begged the honour of kissing her imperial foot; but this gracious princess held out her little finger towards me, after I was set on the table, which I embraced in both my arms, and put the tip of it with the utmost respect to my lip.
But this good prince was so gracious as to forgive the poor page his whipping, upon promise that he would do so no more, without special orders.
This prince was so gracious as to order a guard to conduct me to Glanguenstald, which is a royal port to the south-west part of the island.
Therefore, in his other moods, symbolize whatever grand or gracious thing he will by whiteness, no man can deny that in its profoundest idealized significance it calls up a peculiar apparition to the soul.
Suddenly bubbles seemed bursting beneath my closed eyes; like vices my hands grasped the shrouds; some invisible, gracious agency preserved me; with a shock I came back to life.
And yet, I say again, and swear it now, that there's something all glorious and gracious in the wind.
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