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  1. Gracesnoun

    Three sister goddesses in Greek mythology.

  2. gracesnoun

    Plural form of grace.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gracesnoun

    Good graces for favour is seldom used in the singular.

    Demand deliv’ry of her heart,
    Her goods and chattels, and good graces,
    And person up to his embraces. Hudibras, p. iii.


  1. graces

    In Greek mythology, the Charites (Χάριτες [kʰárites]), singular Charis, or Graces, were three or more goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity, goodwill, and fertility. Hesiod names three – Aglaea ("Shining"), Euphrosyne ("Joy"), and Thalia ("Blooming") – and names Aglaea as the youngest and the wife of Hephaestus. In Roman mythology they were known as the Gratiae, the "Graces". Some sources use the appellation "Charis" as the name of one of the Charites, and equate her with Aglaea, as she too is referred to as the wife of Hephaestus.The Charites were usually considered the daughters of Zeus and Oceanid Eurynome. Rarely, they were said to be daughters of Dionysus and Coronis or of Helios and the Naiad Aegle or of Hera by an unnamed father. Other possible names of their mother by Zeus are Eurydome, Eurymedousa, or Euanthe. Homer identified them as part of the retinue of Aphrodite. The Charites were also associated with the Greek underworld and the Eleusinian Mysteries. In post-classical painting and sculpture, the three Charites are often depicted naked or almost naked, but during the Archaic and Classical periods of Greece, they were typically depicted as fully clothed.


  1. Grâces

    Grâces is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Graces in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Graces in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Graces in a Sentence

  1. Marcus Terentius Varro:

    The number of guests at dinner should not be less than the number of the Graces nor exceed that of the Muses, i.e., it should begin with three and stop at nine.

  2. Jay Pharoah:

    It ain't no beef with Lorne Michaels, we on good graces.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Virtue and genuine graces in themselves speak what no words can utter.

  4. Horace Walpole:

    I avoid talking before the youth of the age as I would dancing before them: for if one's tongue don't move in the steps of the day, and thinks to please by its old graces, it is only an object of ridicule.

  5. De La Cruz:

    While Michelle Vallejo’s comments denying the existence of the border crisis are reprehensible, they’re not surprising, vallejo knows that she must pretend the Biden Border Crisis doesn’t exist to stay in the good graces of her liberal donors and her party’s radical leadership.

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    without the natural or usual covering
    A denudate
    B famish
    C emanate
    D abash

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