- gracilis muscle,
Origin of gracious
Examples from the Web for graciously
Bill then graciously shared with us a glimpse into his Muslim identifying genius.
He graciously allows that “print journalists and editorial writers should be involved.”
I graciously accepted and swallowed repeated mouthfuls of masgouf for the first, and only, time.
But pride can also prevent you from graciously accepting help and can fill you with resentment instead of appreciation.Why Favoritism Is Virtuous: The Case Against Fairness|Stephen T. Asma|December 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He thanked me as graciously as if it was the first time he had heard a fan say that.
The king received them graciously, and promised to grant them whatever largess they should request.The History of Prostitution|William W. Sanger
"You had better turn back with us, St. John," suggests Constance, graciously.Red as a Rose is She|Rhoda Broughton
"And it's a pretty rose, so it is," responded Mrs. O'Callaghan, receiving it graciously.The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys|Gulielma Zollinger
She smiled in return so graciously that she seemed to accept the courteous struggle into which all men like to draw a woman.The Chouans|Honore de Balzac
The king received his mission most graciously, and Rubens returned to the Netherlands crowned with honors and success.
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.