Later, back in the graces of the French crown, he was appointed commander of the Missouri and built Fort Orleans in 1723.
Kate Upton graces one side holding ducklings – and a second cover depicts a little girl holding a baby and laughing.
And here, in a bunker behind the Three graces, the Battle of the Atlantic was conducted.
The former president, smiling and confident, graces the cover of Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy.
He was charming, diffident but above all very friendly, with no airs or graces.
It is a masterpiece; all the airs and graces of the prima donna he imitates with a true spirit of burlesque.
Around them was a radiance of virtues and graces from the first hour of their meeting.
No distortion of countenance, or aukward behaviour; no absence of mind; but to keep the graces always in remembrance.
Despite our clothes, despite our airs and graces, we mostly appear to be exactly what we are.
The youngest of the graces civilly observed, "that whatever else he might be, she should never have taken him for an old baronet."
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.
Greek and Roman goddesses of loveliness and charm. According to most stories, there were three of them. They were supposed to be invited to every banquet.
(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).