Grappling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations GracingMy generation of radicals and breakers-down never found anything to take the place of the old virtues of work and courage and the old graces of courtesy and politeness.ndash;AnonymousMourn, ye Graces and Loves, and all you whom the Graces love. My lady's sparrow is dead, the sparrow, my lady's pet.ndash;Gaius Valerius CatullusFor just as some women are said to be handsome though without adornment, so this subtle manner of speech, though lacking in artificial graces, delights us.ndash;CiceroExtraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary graces. Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.ndash;M. HenryWhether we name divine presence synchronicity, serendipity, or graced moment matters little. What matters is the reality that our hearts have been understood. Nothing is as real as a healthy dose of magic which restores our spirits.ndash;Nancy Long Use in Literature GracingCelebrated personages have ere now graced our provincial boards.ndash;Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Robbery Under Arms.Neither map nor chart graced the unplastered walls, the unpainted furniture of the room was sadly in need of repair, while a musty odor permeated the room.ndash;Andy Adams in The Outlet.It gilds what modesty graces; and polishes what modesty improves.ndash;William A. Alcott in The Young Woman's Guide.He had established himself at once in the good graces of Madame Delaunay and she gave him a fine room overlooking a garden, which in season was filled with roses and oranges.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Guns of Shiloh.Distancing his observation, her mind had matured; and the graces of art, education and accomplishment, had thrown their winning attractions around her.ndash;T.S. Arthur in The Hand But Not the Heart.But lovely as I was the Graces of my Person were the least of my Perfections.ndash;Jane Austen in Love and Friendship, et. al.
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