Definición de grace en inglés:

grace

Saltos de línea: grace
Pronunciación: /greɪs
 
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sustantivo

[mass noun]
  • 3(In Christian belief) the free and unmerited favour of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.
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    • The book approached the issue of salvation, God's grace, and human free will from a Calvinist perspective.
    • We are saved by God's free grace, through faith in Christ's atoning death and resurrection.
    • Our main message is salvation through grace alone, by faith alone, through Christ alone.
  • 3.1 [count noun] A divinely given talent or blessing: the scheme has proved to be a great grace for the Church
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    • The theme will be thanksgiving for the many graces and blessings we receive.
    • A fair number of the devotees we spoke to believed that this is the most auspicious moment of the festival and everyone who is present and sees the flat being hoisted, receives special blessings and graces from the Holy Mother.
    • He didn't accept that her experiences were divine graces and ordered her to terminate her ecstasies as soon as she felt them beginning.
  • 3.2The condition or fact of being favoured by someone: he fell from grace with the tabloids after he was sent off for swearing
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    • The genre's current fall from grace stems from the fact that it is dominated by the same DJs now as it was in 1988.
    • I will put aside my own feelings in order to examine the facts of his fall from grace.
    • In its infancy, the process fell from grace because of production problems.
    Sinónimos
    favour, approval, approbation, acceptance, commendation, esteem, regard, respect, preferment, liking, support, goodwillfavour, good will, generosity, kindness, benefaction, beneficence, indulgence
  • 6 (His, Her, or Your Grace) Used as forms of description or address for a duke, duchess, or archbishop: His Grace, the Duke of Atholl
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    • She will be unveiling a recently sculpted bronze head of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, which has been presented to Sandown Park by His Grace the Duke of Devonshire.
    • Last week, His Grace, Archbishop Clifford has given his blessing to the plans and sent his adviser on church buildings, to inspect our parish properties.
    • The Archbishop of York, His Grace Dr David Hope, enthusiastically gave the idea his support and preparations began.
  • 7 (the Graces or the Three Graces) (In Greek mythology) three beautiful goddesses (Aglaia, Thalia, and Euphrosyne) believed to personify and bestow charm, grace, and beauty.

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  • 1Bring honour or credit to (someone or something) by one’s attendance or participation: he is one of the best players ever to have graced the game ironic she had deigned to grace the city of New York with her presence
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    • John Taylor is acknowledged as one of the greatest hurlers ever to play for Laois and indeed one of the finest exponents ever to grace the ancient game.
    • Greaves, a goal-scorer of legendary prowess, is one of the greatest footballers ever to grace the English game.
    • Botham, 48, is widely considered to be one of the greatest all-rounders ever to grace the game.
    Sinónimos
    dignify, distinguish, add distinction to, add dignity to, honour, bestow honour on, favour, enhance, add lustre to, magnify, ennoble, glorify, elevate, make lofty, aggrandize, upgrade
  • 1.1 [with object] (Of a person or thing) be an attractive presence in or on; adorn: Ms Pasco has graced the front pages of magazines like Elle and Vogue
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    • One of his prints also graces the entire back cover of the current issue of ‘Harvest’ - the Diocesan quarterly magazine.
    • Huge wooden beams in the bedroom and drawing room once graced an Aberdeen wool mill.
    • They would grace our otherwise cluttered shelves.
    Sinónimos
    adorn, embellish, decorate, furnish, ornament, add ornament to, enhance; beautify, prettify, enrich, bedeck, deck (out), garnish, emblazon, gild, set off
    informal get up, do up, do out

Frases

be in someone's good (or bad) graces

Be regarded by someone with favour (or disfavour).
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  • In this multicultural world, people from those other cultures demand that they be treated as equal, command the same respect and be in our good graces.
  • She guessed that it probably belonged to one of the slaves that were in the queen 's good graces.
  • We introduced ourselves and he promised coffee around the halfway point of our night, and by then he was in my good graces.

there but for the grace of God (go I)

Used to acknowledge one’s good fortune in avoiding another’s mistake or misfortune.
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  • When I see it from a professional point of view I think there but for the grace of God go I, but it hits you very differently when you are a parent - it was my Nicola, not just anyone.
  • My attitude is, there but for the grace of God…’ ‘When I hear people moaning, I think they should come and sit in here for a week and see what goes on and the heartbreak.’
  • You know there but for the grace of God… I was just lucky that after my mother died my Aunty Linda was around to take Father and I under her wing otherwise heaven knows where we would have ended up what with his drinking so bad and all.

with good (or bad) grace

In a willing and happy (or resentful and reluctant) manner.
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  • They seem to be very against any form of control for what they do, and I have never in my life met anyone who was willing to stop smoking with good grace when asked.
  • If one has apologised, one should accept it with good grace.
  • It was very hard fought, but always with good grace.
Sinónimos
willingly, without hesitation, unhesitatingly, gladly, happily, cheerfully, with pleasure, without reluctance, ungrudgingly, voluntarily; eagerly, promptly, quickly

Origen

Middle English: via Old French from Latin gratia, from gratus 'pleasing, thankful'; related to grateful.

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