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grace

US [ɡreɪs]
UK [ɡreɪs]
  • n.恩典;优雅;宽限期;优美
  • v.装饰;为…增色;为…锦上添花;使荣耀
  • Web格蕾丝;叶佩雯;葛瑞丝
Plural Form:graces  Present Participle:gracing  Past Tense:graced  
grace
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动作of movement
1.
[u]
优美;优雅an attractive quality of movement that is smooth, elegant and controlled
She moves with the natural grace of a ballerina.
她的动作具有芭蕾舞演员自然优雅的丰姿。
行为behaviour
2.
[u]
文雅;高雅a quality of behaviour that is polite and pleasant and deserves respect
He conducted himself with grace and dignity throughout the trial.
在整个审讯过程中他表现得文雅而有尊严。
3.
[pl]
风度;体面ways of behaving that people think are polite and acceptable
He was not particularly well versed in the social graces .
他对社交礼节并不特别熟悉。
额外时间extra time
4.
[u]
宽限期;延缓期extra time that is given to sb to enable them to pay a bill, finish a piece of work, etc.
They've given me a month's grace to get the money.
他们宽限我一个月弄到这笔钱。
上帝of God
5.
[u]
恩宠;恩典the kindness that God shows towards the human race
It was only by the grace of God that they survived.
承蒙天恩,他们才幸免于难。
祈祷prayer
6.
[u][c]
(饭前的)谢恩祈祷a short prayer that is usually said before a meal to thank God for the food
Let's say grace .
我们做饭前祷告吧。
称呼title
7.
[c]
(对大主教、公爵、公爵夫人、女公爵的尊称)大人,阁下,夫人used as a title of respect when talking to or about an archbishop , a duke or a duchess
Good Morning, Your Grace.
早上好,阁下。
Their Graces the Duke and Duchess of Kent.
肯特公爵及公爵夫人阁下。
IDM
be in sbs good graces
为某人所赞同(或喜爱);得到某人的欢心to have sb's approval and be liked by them
fall from grace
(尤指因做了错事或不道德之事而)失去信任,失去尊重,失去恩宠to lose the trust or respect that people have for you, especially by doing sth wrong or immoral
sbs fall from grace
(尤指因做了错事或不道德之事的)失信a situation in which sb loses the trust or respect that people have for them, especially because of sth wrong or immoral that they have done
He didn't even have the grace to look embarrassed.
他甚至连一丝尴尬的神色都没有。
have the (good) grace to do sth
(尤指犯错后)知趣地做某事,通情达理地做某事to be polite enough to do sth, especially when you have done sth wrong
He didn't even have the grace to look embarrassed.
他甚至连一丝尴尬的神色都没有。
there but for the grace of God (go I)
若非天助,区区岂能幸免used to say that you could easily have been in the same difficult or unpleasant situation that sb else is in
He handed over the money with typical bad grace.
他照常不情愿地把钱交出来。
with (a) bad grace
勉强地;不情愿地;无礼地in an unwilling and/or rude way
He handed over the money with typical bad grace.
他照常不情愿地把钱交出来。
You must learn to accept defeat with good grace.
你必须学会欣然承认失败。
with (a) good grace
心甘情愿地;乐意地;高高兴兴地in a willing and pleasant way
You must learn to accept defeat with good grace.
你必须学会欣然承认失败。
v.
1.
~ sth
为…增色;为…锦上添花;装饰to make sth more attractive; to decorate sth
The table had once graced a duke's drawing room.
这张桌子曾一度为公爵的起居室增色不少。
2.
使荣耀;使生辉;承蒙光临to bring honour to sb/sth; to be kind enough to attend or take part in sth
She is one of the finest players ever to have graced the game.
她是曾使这项运动生辉的最杰出的运动员之一。
Will you be gracing us with your presence tonight?
请问您今晚能否赏光?

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