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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRACEFUL

That being impossible, none other was graceful; hence none other was to be considered.

That graceful maiden is too lovely for any destiny meaner than a royal marriage.

Kate's nature was limited; part of her graceful equipoise was narrowness.

She's as graceful as a deer, and I'm sure she'll run as fast as any of them.

Her perfect figure, perfectly encased, was graceful in every long curve.

His movements were graceful and self-possessed, and he had his father's sweetness of voice.

He swung his hands back and forth, swaying his graceful body with them.

It stands tall and pointed and graceful against a lovely sky.

Men of all parties enjoyed his wit and graceful conversation.

Here is a specimen of his graceful blending of irony and humor.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "full of grace," also "pleasant, sweet," from grace (n.) + -ful. Meaning "with pleasing or attractive qualities" is from 1580s. Related: Gracefully; gracefulness.

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