Given her advanced age and storied career, wouldn't the aftermath of the surgery have been a good time to gracefully bow out?
Lane then impulsively kisses Joan in her office, a move that she gracefully dismisses without further wounding his pride.
Chief on the list: how to exit Afghanistan gracefully and where to trim the bloated defense budget.
Slowly, she was circled by robotic guns, and gracefully hosed down with spray paint.
He gracefully lifts a little boy in the air and poses for a picture.
The all-forgetting artistic passion became her so gracefully!
He took off his cap, and bowed as gracefully as a dancing-master to the assembly.
And as Dick gracefully reminds me, the pot can't call the kettle black.
In rushing, a good nickname, gracefully used, is a great thing.
She went through it all without effort and as easily and gracefully as can be imagined.