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good graces

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  • I was curious to see how he would win Agatha's good graces, for she did not love him, and physically he was not attractive.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Evidently these gentlemen are not in your good graces, nor the state which is like them.

    The Republic Plato
  • Having become the idol of his people, he traveled to Rome and saw Caesar, who attempted to win his good graces.

    The Brass Bell Eugne Sue
  • For this you cultivated the good graces of an unsuspecting old man.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • She was taking a good deal of comfort with him in these days, when she had cast Ben a little out of her good graces.

    A Little Girl of Long Ago Amanda Millie Douglas

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