state of grace

grace ( def 8d ). Unabridged
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state of grace

(Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence; "the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin"; "it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church"; "the Virgin lived in a state of grace" [syn: grace
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Example sentences
It may seem to them that nobody who doubts this can be in a state of grace.
The lifestyle of the monkeys reflects this state of grace.
He tells them, none too facetiously, that he himself enjoys a state of grace.
The big thing about this announcement is that it offers the possibility that
  aliens could possibly be in a state of grace.
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