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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRACEFULLY

His lines were gracefully full, his bearing had still the alertness of youth.

Calendar surrendered an untenable position as gracefully as could be wished.

Great skill was required to accomplish this surely and gracefully.

There was nothing for the baffled village sport to do but retreat as gracefully as he could.

How gracefully their Colonel, the young Count of Eberstein, bounds on his barb!

Her father's mind had slipped away, ever so gracefully, from all which it did not love.

The head should be small, neat, “well-set” on the neck, and gracefully “carried.”

And then they gracefully turned and slid to the battered torpoon.

It was no more than a dozen feet, and he alighted as gracefully as a panther.

He bowed his head and gracefully thanked the satirical Vose.

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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