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Dictionary definition for: Grace

1. (n) (Bhristian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who under such divine influence; "the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin" "it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of

2. (v) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

3. (n) elegance and beauty of movement or expression

4. (v) be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"

5. (n) a sense of propriety and consideration for others

6. (n) a disposition to kindness and compassion; benign good will; "the victor''s grace in treating the vanquished"

7. (n) (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors

8. (n) a short prayer of thanks before a meal

9. (n) (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God; "God''s grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners" "there but for the grace of God go I"

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