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ars gratia artis

[ahrs grah-tee-ah ahr-tis; English ahrz grey-shee-uh ahr-tis, ahrs] /ˈɑrs ˈgrɑ tiˌɑ ˈɑr tɪs; English ˈɑrz ˈgreɪ ʃi ə ˈɑr tɪs, ɑrs/
art for art's sake.

Dei gratia

[de-ee grah-tee-ah; English dee-ahy-grey-shee-uh, de-ee] /ˈdɛ i ˈgrɑ tiˌɑ; English ˈdi aɪˈgreɪ ʃi ə, ˈdɛ i/
adverb, Latin.
by the grace of God.

exempli gratia

[ek-sem-plee grah-tee-ah; English ig-zem-plahy grey-shee-uh, -zem-plee] /ɛkˈsɛm pli ˈgrɑ tiˌɑ; English ɪgˈzɛm plaɪ ˈgreɪ ʃi ə, -ˈzɛm pli/
adverb, Latin.
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  • The word was gratia, or some modification of gratia, with some still deeper words engraven round about it.

  • Then the French uniform is so charming, gratia put in, consciously sarcastic.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • As gratia prophesied, Lindsay found it difficult to believe her.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • My impious ire against those two had its root in the heart; that heart then I must deaden, and, Dei gratia, I shall.

  • It was easy to slip those words, Dei gratia, into the coronation service.

    The Story of Mankind Hendrik Van Loon
  • He allows to the Greeks gratia, but claims potentia for his own countrymen.

  • gratia had cut her hair short, but she had introduced a style of hair-dressing new even to Greenwich Village.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • You are full of grace; Ave, gratia plena, and from the plentitude of your maternal heart, you love to bestow your gifts upon us.

    The Miraculous Medal Jean Marie Aladel
  • gratia listened, diving under water after her shocked exclamations and reappearing glistening.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
British Dictionary definitions for gratia

Dei gratia

/ˈdiːɪ ˈɡreɪʃɪə; ˈdeɪɪ ˈɡrɑːtɪə/
by the grace of God

exempli gratia

/ɪɡˈzɛmplaɪ ˈɡrɑːtɪˌɑː/
for the sake of example Abbreviation e.g., eg., eg
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Contemporary definitions for gratia
noun phrase

art for the sake of art


The Impressionists's motto was 'ars gratia artis'.

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