from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being gracious; a gracious act.


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  • -- See! Monseigneur d'Orleans rises; with moon-visage turned towards the royal platform, he asks, with a delicate graciosity of manner covering unutterable things: "Whether it is a Bed of Justice, then; or a Royal Session?"

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle 1838

  • _reminiscence_ of enchantment; and I saw this and the other lean domestic Dandy, with icy smile on his old worn face; this and the other Marquis Singedelomme, Prince Mahogany, or the like foreign Dignitary, tripping into the boxes of said females, grinning there awhile with dyed moustachios and macassar-oil graciosity, and then tripping out again; -- and, in fact, I perceived that Colletti and Cerito and the Rhythmic

    The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852 Various

  • It is five years, all but a few days, since Philippe, within these same stone walls, stood up with an air of graciosity, and asked King Louis, "Whether it was a Royal Session, then, or a Bed of

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle 1838


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