graciousness


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Synonyms for graciousness

excellence of manners or social conduct

the quality of being kind and gentle

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It was upon this occasion that King Lud, seated on the top of his throne in full council, rose, in the exuberance of his feelings, and commanded the lord chief justice to order in the richest wines and the court minstrels--an act of graciousness which has been, through the ignorance of traditionary historians, attributed to King Cole, in those celebrated lines in which his Majesty is represented as
He was distinctly aware of being the object of the famous--or notorious--Madame de S 's ghastly graciousness.
Yes, Razumov" (she fell into this familiarity intentionally, with an appalling grimace of graciousness.
Elton might be; how he was affected by the studied elegance of her dress, and her smiles of graciousness.
I thank the king for his graciousness, and I will warm me at the fire.
I had not a grain of complaint to make; and could anything have exceeded Miss Tita's graciousness in accompanying me a few nights before to the Piazza?
It was of dark blue crepe-de-chine, simply but becomingly made, the very richness of its folds shedding a new luster over her quiet graciousness and large proportions.
This honour she has from the beginning, and this is the portion allotted to her amongst men and undying gods, -- the whisperings of maidens and smiles and deceits with sweet delight and love and graciousness.
Dear me, Kate,' interrupted Mrs Nickleby, 'what in the name of goodness graciousness makes you fly off to the time before I was married, when I'm talking to you about his thoughtfulness and attention to me?
Her purpose being disclosed, her well-bred ease appeared sinister, her aristocratic repose a treacherous device, her venerable graciousness a mask of unbounded contempt for all human beings whatever.
Facility quality and service are weighted at 25 and 75 percent, respectively, with graciousness, personal touch and thoughtfulness factored into the latter.
The parable shows the contrast between the graciousness of the vineyard owner toward the tenants and the sheer ingratitude of the latter.
I think people should remember their graciousness and the things that have been given to them.
A statement from the firm recognizes his contributions to SmithGroupJJR and the profession, "but above all, Mark will be remembered for his unfailing graciousness, optimism, and integrity.
We also congratulate our Party's candidate Dr Tony Nwoye for his impressive performance at the election and his graciousness in conceding defeat.