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with (a) good/bad grace

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwith (a) good/bad gracewith (a) good/bad graceWILLINGin a willing and pleasant way, or an unwilling and angry way Kevin smiled and accepted his defeat with good grace. With typical bad grace, they refused to come to the party. grace
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with (a) good/bad graceBut he tucked his manuscript away with a good grace.Admit temporary defeat with good grace, retreat, reconsider and wait.He threw himself with good grace into everything, even this.They accept his habitual interruptions with good grace.Life is very crude, and bonnie Princes Street a dream, but we soldier on with a good grace.Sport only thrives if both parties play by the rules, and accept the results with good grace.Mr Macmillan was, according to colleagues, prepared to give way with good grace when he could not carry the Cabinet.This must have been irksome for them, but Mrs Webster accepted it as her war work with good grace.
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