"Unless it should be his gracious pleasure to dispense with obedience," replied Artaphernes.
God will bless them, not because they have earned a reward, but because He is merciful and gracious.
I got closer to the Jap than I had ever been before; and by gracious, Linda!
"I do, gracious one," Bedr responded with businesslike promptness.
The king was gracious, and thereafter ...