Definition: kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
Definition: kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
Sentences Containing 'gracious'
"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.
"I hain't been doing a single thing, Aunt Sally, I hope to gracious if I have."
'Copperfield,' returned Mr. Spenlow, with a gracious smile, 'you have not known my partner, Mr. jorkins, as long as I have.
'Good gracious me, Peggotty,' returned my mother, 'what a nonsensical woman you are!
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!'
And as to her Pa,' she said, 'what did the gentleman expect, for gracious sake!'
And Kurt was super gracious trying to be supportive of Blaine, in spite of his own feelings.
And yet, I say again, and swear it now, that there's something all glorious and gracious in the wind.
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.
But I pray they may be gracious and forgiving, and grant me free pardon for these jests of mine.
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.
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.
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?''
By the time he joined his first notable band, Rush Release (including future Gracious!
Encouraged by these gracious words, and by my aunt's extending her hand, Barkis came forward, and took the hand, and curtseyed her acknowledgements.
Good gracious me, WHEN did you come, WHERE have you come from, WHAT have you been doing?'
Gracious heavens; another idea presents itself what if they should be''His hair stood on end.
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?
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!
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.
I have bethought me of all that gracious and compassionate history.
I hope to gracious if I warn't afraid they'd steal some o' the family!
It comprises a gracious interior pediment in plasterwork representing musician angels.
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.
Madame de Villefort acknowledged the salutation with one of her most gracious smiles.
most gracious Monsieur heretofore the Marquis, where is that emigrant?
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.
My aunt presented herself on being sent for, and welcomed Mr. Micawber with gracious cordiality.
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.
Not at all, my dear sir,'said La Carconte in her most gracious manner.
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!'
returned Miss Murdstone, though, I thought, not with a very ready or gracious assent.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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 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.
The hills were clothed in the fresh foliage of spring now, and were a gracious and worthy setting for the broad river flowing between.
Then by the 21st century, Singapore will be a truly successful, mature country, with a developed economy and a gracious society."
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.
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.
This greensward, extending northward from University Place, was soon bordered on both sides by large and gracious homes.
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.
This uniformity creates a gracious suburban ambiance.
``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.
``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.
``For gracious sake, don't talk about Liberty; we have quite enough of that,''said Miss Pross.
``Gracious heavens, M. de Villefort,''said Renee, becoming more and more terrified;``you surely are not in earnest.''
``With your gracious permission, that was the wonder of it, Monseigneur.
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