The dancer—and Balanchine's wife and muse—broke barriers for Native Americans at the barre and graced stages all over the world.
Not since Crocodile Dundee graced our movie screens has a man from down under turned our world so upside down.
Since she graced the cover of Vogue in November, one thing has been clear: Rooney Mara is a fashion force.
graced with a seemingly ageless beauty, McGovern admits to experiencing many “dream factory moments” in her 30 plus year career.
Now 72, she says she has been graced with great genes and is experiencing no lessening in her energy.
All the luxuries and elegances that graced the board on former occasions were there, but a few only took their places.
It was, for the most part, silly and graced by the current slang.
Nothing like affection had graced her parents' household,—nothing like affection had warmed her own.
Shall other women be sainted, and not she, graced here beyond all saints?
The roof was graced with groined arches, and the wall with niches, from which the images had been pulled down.
late 12c., "God's favor or help," from Old French grace "pardon, divine grace, mercy; favor, thanks; elegance, virtue" (12c.), from Latin gratia "favor, esteem, regard; pleasing quality, good will, gratitude" (source of Italian grazia, Spanish gracia), from gratus "pleasing, agreeable," from PIE root *gwere- "to favor" (cf. Sanskrit grnati "sings, praises, announces," Lithuanian giriu "to praise, celebrate," Avestan gar- "to praise").
Sense of "virtue" is early 14c., that of "beauty of form or movement, pleasing quality" is mid-14c. In classical sense, "one of the three sister goddesses (Latin Gratiæ, Greek Kharites), bestowers of beauty and charm," it is first recorded in English 1579 in Spenser. The short prayer that is said before or after a meal (early 13c.; until 16c. usually graces) has a sense of "gratitude."
c.1200, "to thank," from Old French gracier, from grace (see grace (n.)). Meaning "to show favor" (mid-15c.) led to that of "to lend or add grace to something" (1580s, e.g. grace us with your presence), which is the root of the musical sense in grace notes (1650s). Related: Graced; gracing.
(1.) Of form or person (Prov. 1:9; 3:22; Ps. 45:2). (2.) Favour, kindness, friendship (Gen. 6:8; 18:3; 19:19; 2 Tim. 1:9). (3.) God's forgiving mercy (Rom. 11:6; Eph. 2:5). (4.) The gospel as distinguished from the law (John 1:17; Rom. 6:14; 1 Pet. 5:12). (5.) Gifts freely bestowed by God; as miracles, prophecy, tongues (Rom. 15:15; 1 Cor. 15:10; Eph. 3:8). (6.) Christian virtues (2 Cor. 8:7; 2 Pet. 3:18). (7.) The glory hereafter to be revealed (1 Pet. 1:13).