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graciously

GRA'CIOUSLY, adv. Kindly; favorably; in a friendly manner; with kind condescension.

His testimony he graciously confirmed.

1. In a pleasing manner.



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GRA'CIOUSLY, adv. Kindly; favorably; in a friendly manner; with kind condescension.

His testimony he graciously confirmed.

1. In a pleasing manner.

GRA'CIOUS-LY, adv.

  1. Kindly; favorably; in a friendly manner; with kind condescension. His testimony he graciously confirmed. Dryden.
  2. In a pleasing manner.

Gra"cious*ly
  1. In a gracious manner; courteously; benignantly.

    Dryden.
  2. Fortunately; luckily.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
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Graciously

GRA'CIOUSLY, adverb Kindly; favorably; in a friendly manner; with kind condescension.

His testimony he graciously confirmed.

1. In a pleasing manner.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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surety

SU'RETY, n. Certainty; indubitableness.

Know of a surety, that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs-- Gen.15.

1. Security; safety.

Yet for the more surety they looked round about.

2. Foundation of stability; support.

We our state

Hold, as you yours, while our obedience holds;

On other surety none.

3. Evidence; ratification; confirmation.

She call'd the saints to surety.

That she would never put it from her finger,

Unless she gave it to yourself.

4. Security against loss or damage; security for payment.

There remains unpaid

A hundred thousand more, in surety of the which

One part of Aquitain is bound to us.

5. In law, one that is bound with and for another; one who enters into a bond or recognizance to answer for another's appearance in court, or for his payment of a debt or for the performance of some act, and who, in case of the principal debtor's failure, is compellable to pay the debt or damages; a bondsman; a bail.

He that is surety for a stranger, shall smart for it. Prov.11.

Thy servant became surety for the lad to my father. Gen.44.

6. In Scripture, Christ is called "the surety of a better testament." Heb.7.22. He undertook to make atonement for the sins of men, and thus prepare the way to deliver them from the punishment to which they had rendered themselves liable.

7. A hostage.

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