- gracilis muscle,
Origin of gracious
Examples from the Web for gracious
At his Tucson hacienda he is a gracious host and a good neighbor.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It was a gracious touch, a rhetorical olive branch to his vanquished foes.Didn't Obama Hear Oregon’s Warning Shot on Immigration?|Doug McIntyre|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Steven was gracious enough to do it, and his thoughts were fantastic.David Chase on Tony Soprano’s Fate, the State of TV, and Why He Couldn’t Finish ‘True Detective’|Marlow Stern|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Joe was gracious enough to give his permission to let us reprint it here.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure|Joe Morgenstern|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Booklist: “a moving tribute to a very talented family and one gracious woman, in particular[.]”
Think sez I, I hope to gracious I haint made a coot of myself, and bid up too high.
This visit, an apology, and a present healed her wounded feelings, and disposed her to a gracious reception.Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)|Charles Morris
The lady acknowledged the costly offering by a gracious smile, and a low bend of the head toward the giver.Philothea|Lydia Maria Child
The little man brought the required length with a gracious salaam and an assured smile.A Bottle in the Smoke|Milne Rae
Gracious Father, try me again by the courage I have to-day, if thou art judging me by the fear I held yesterday.Leaves of Life|Margaret Bird Steinmetz
c.1300, "filled with God's grace," from Old French gracios "courteous, pleasing, kind, friendly" (12c., Modern French gracieux), from Latin gratiosus "enjoying favor, agreeable, obliging; popular, acceptable," from gratia (see grace). Meaning "merciful, benevolent" is from late 14c. As an exclamation, elliptically for gracious God, attested from 1713.
see goodness gracious.