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That people are consistently gracious always comes as a pleasant surprise. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)She remains polite and gracious but she is seething all right. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His top tip for being a gracious festive host? Times, Sunday Times (2014)They are a fine side and you have to be gracious in defeat. Times, Sunday Times (2013)People enjoy your company because of your extrovert ability to present yourself as polite and gracious. Times, Sunday Times (2008)All we can do now is watch it all unfold and be gracious hosts. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was as magnanimous in victory afterwards as he is always gracious in defeat. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Racing teaches people to be gracious losers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Sometimes you have to be gracious in defeat and he could have won them the game if he scored his chances. The Sun (2006)It was very gracious and polite. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She was supposed to receive her party's nomination in a gracious way. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is a night of glittering statues, pristine red carpets and gracious speeches. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Goodness gracious, life would be dull. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He doesn't sound like the most gracious of guests. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In the most gracious way, he declined. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I remember also his gracious, congratulatory speech to the assembled musicians at the end of the recording. The Times Literary Supplement (2013) Good gracious, the war ended 63 years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He is quiet, gracious, but looks utterly spent. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yet he speaks to you in a kind, gracious, encouraging way. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He is a gracious host and his music is equally engaging, his songs being rich in melody, wit and detail. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: gracious ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone, especially someone you think is superior to you, as gracious, you mean that they are very well-mannered and pleasant.
She is a lovely and gracious woman.
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