For all his reputation for hauteur, I would forever after remember this evidence of Vidal's graciousness and self-confidence.
I will remember a guy who taught me that being a host was an act of graciousness.
And I am immensely grateful for his graciousness to his defeated opponent.
The whole episode was devoid of any graciousness, and perfectly reflective of a new mood in publishing.
I was extremely touched by your graciousness, considering how poorly everything at my end was handled.
Her graciousness, her elegance, her worldliness, are not to be compassed by a sentence.
The graciousness of her manner, however, underwent no abatement.
I did not know the meaning of her tears or of her graciousness, but as I rose nearer to her she smiled.
But it was not long before he learned that the graciousness was, in her case, a mistake.
My lady was all graciousness: just as much so that morning as she used to be.
c.1300, "filled with God's grace," from Old French gracios "courteous, pleasing, kind, friendly" (12c., Modern French gracieux), from Latin gratiosus "enjoying favor, agreeable, obliging; popular, acceptable," from gratia (see grace). Meaning "merciful, benevolent" is from late 14c. As an exclamation, elliptically for gracious God, attested from 1713.