What does saving grace mean?

Definitions for saving grace

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grace, saving grace, state of grace(noun)

    (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence

    "the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin"; "it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church"; "the Virgin lived in a state of grace"

  2. saving grace(noun)

    a redeeming quality or characteristic

    "her love of music remains her one saving grace"; "her sense of humor has to be a saving grace"; "the saving grace for both developments is that they are creating jobs"


  1. saving grace(Noun)

    A redeeming quality or factor.


  1. Saving Grace

    Saving Grace is an American television crime drama series which premiered on TNT on July 23, 2007 and ran until June 21, 2010. The show stars Academy Award-winner Holly Hunter in her first television series, as well as Leon Rippy, Kenny Johnson, Laura San Giacomo, Bailey Chase, Bokeem Woodbine, Gregory Norman Cruz and Yaani King. It is set in Oklahoma City — including numerous shots of local buildings and landmarks — while much of the show was filmed in Vancouver and Los Angeles. The theme song for the show was written and performed by American rapper/musician Everlast. The series is rated TV-MA in the United States for language, sexuality, and violence.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of saving grace in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of saving grace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. A. Whitney Brown:

    That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.

  2. A. Whitney Brown:

    That is the saving grace of humor. If you fail no one is laughing at you.

  3. Robert Ouko:

    His saving grace could be the selection criterion set by Athletics Kenya (AK), where a third athlete is selected on merit.

  4. Joseph Conrad:

    For the great mass of mankind, the only saving grace needed is a steady fidelity to what is nearest to hand and heart for the short moment of each human effort.

  5. Stephen Fry:

    It is easy to forget that the most important aspect of comedy, after all, its great saving grace, is its ambiguity. You can simultaneously laugh at a situation, and take it seriously.

Images & Illustrations of saving grace

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Translations for saving grace

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • gracia salvadoraSpanish
  • спасительная благодатьRussian

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