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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
  • Splitting kindlings is the royal road to all their good graces.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • 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
  • "Basil is not in my good graces at present," replied Mr. Wilton.

    The Children of Wilton Chase Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • 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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