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English citations of grace
- 1881, Charles Lamb, The Works of Charles Lamb, page 169
- In houses where the grace is as indispensable as the napkin, who has not seen that never-settled question arise, as to who shall say it?
- 1898, Lewis Naphtali Dembitz, Jewish Services in Synagogue and Home, page 345
- [...] and when they had only one cup, to hold it in the hand during grace and to drink it after grace with the words [...]
- 1908, Martin G. Brumbaugh (trans.), Christopher Dock, The Life and Works of Christopher Dock, page 204
- During grace, do not let your hands dangle, or move them otherwise, but let them, with your eyes, be raised to God.
- 1912, The Catholic Encyclopedia, page 555
- In the religious orders, naturally the custom of grace was much insisted upon.
- 1915, Henry F. Cope, Religious Education in the Family, page 135
- Should we say grace on all occasions of meals? What shall we do at the social dinner in the home? The answer depends on the purpose of the grace. [...] the asking of grace will be perfectly natural.
- 1994, Nicole Landry Sault, Many Mirrors: Body Image and Social Relations, page 113
- When "I'm so fat" is said in the girls' locker room, [...] When the statement comes before eating, it provides an apology or excuse by the speaker for the indulgence at hand (in effect, a secular "grace" before eating).
- 1996, Milton Steinberg, As a Driven Leaf, page 57
- Painfully aware of his youth and unimportance, Elisha slipped unobtrusively into the first vacant place he spied, broke bread, murmured the appropriate grace, and ventured to look up.
- 2002, Bruce Northam, Globetrotter Dogma, page 103
- I was greeted on the matted floor of the town meeting hall by the chief and his entourage for a customary sevu sevu greeting — similar to a Christian grace before a meal, except both host and visitor say quiet prayers, all heads bowed.
- 2007, Adrian Butash, Bless This Food, page 4
- When we say a grace at the table before eating, we give thanks for our togetherness, our blessings, and our happiness.