1 Men were rude and outspoken, women were always kind, gracious and forgiving.
2 And, instead of turning her against him, it only made her more timidly gracious toward him because of her indignation at what she fancied was a gross injustice done him.
3 The old portraits on the walls had been dignified and gracious and had looked down upon guests with an air of mellowed hospitality.
4 And whenever she did not need him, she was gracious enough to spare him for the use of other ladies.
5 Mrs. Merriwether, torn with indignation and insult, furious that she had to take this favor from a man she disliked and distrusted, was hardly gracious in her thanks.
6 Kennicott asserted that Westlake and McGanum and their contaminated families were tricky, but Carol had found them gracious.
7 Carol saw, though she did not admit, that Olaf was not only more beautiful than her own dark child, but more gracious.
8 But Carol could discover no more pictures nor interesting food nor gracious voices nor amusing conversation nor questing minds.
9 Therefore, in his other moods, symbolize whatever grand or gracious thing he will by whiteness, no man can deny that in its profoundest idealized significance it calls up a peculiar apparition to the soul.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
10 Suddenly bubbles seemed bursting beneath my closed eyes; like vices my hands grasped the shrouds; some invisible, gracious agency preserved me; with a shock I came back to life.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
11 He was the only being present who possessed sufficient candor to admit that he was not listening to these gracious performances for the first time that summer.
12 "Well, Dodo, you've done pretty well, this time," said his young master, with a more gracious air.
13 Legree had been drinking to that degree that he was inclining to be very gracious; and it was about this time that the enclosures of the plantation rose to view.
14 For many days Cassy had been unusually gracious and accommodating in her humors; and Legree and she had been, apparently, on the best of terms.
15 Their presence always gave her pain, and she hardly knew how to make a very gracious return to the overpowering delight of Lucy in finding her STILL in town.