grace (v.) Old form(s): grac'd
favour, add merit to, do honour to
1H6 II.iv.81[Somerset to Suffolk] We grace the yeoman by conversing with him
2H4 I.i.129[Morton to Northumberland] The bloody Douglas ... did grace the shame / Of those that turned their backs [i.e. by fleeing also]
3H6 II.ii.155[Edward to Queen, of the King] when he ... graced thy poor sire with his bridal day [i.e. with the cost of the day]
3H6 V.iii.2[Edward to all] we are graced with wreaths of victory
AC IV.xiv.136[Antony to guards] do not please sharp fate / To grace it with your sorrows
AW I.i.79[Helena alone, of her father] these great tears grace his remembrance
AW III.vi.61[Bertram to Parolles] I will grace the attempt for a worthy exploit
AYL V.ii.56[Rosalind as Ganymede to Orlando] not to grace me
Cor V.iii.15[Coriolanus to Aufidius, of Menenius] to grace him only
E3 IV.v.100[Charles to King John] The royal king, to grace his warlike son
H5 III.vi.67[Gower to Fluellen, of Pistol] a rogue, that now and then goes to the wars, to grace himself at his return into London under the form of a soldier
JC I.i.34[Marullus to Cobbler, of Caesar] What tributaries follow him to Rome, / To grace in captive bonds his chariot wheels?
JC III.i.120[Cassius to all, of Brutus] we will grace his heels / With the most boldest and best hearts of Rome
JC III.ii.58[Brutus to all, of Antony] grace his speech / Tending to Caesar's glories
KJ V.ii.31[Salisbury to Lewis the Dauphin, of the treaty with the French] To grace the gentry of a land remote [also: enhance]
LLL V.ii.320[Berowne to all, of Boyet selling wit] we that sell by gross ... / Have not the grace to grace it with such show [second instance]
LLL V.ii.72[Princess to Rosaline] Folly, in wisdom hatched, / Hath ... wit's own grace to grace a learned fool [second instance]
R2 V.vi.51[King Henry to all] Grace my mournings here
Sonn.132.11[] let it then as well beseem thy heart / To mourn for me since mourning doth thee grace
Tit II.i.27[Demetrius to Chiron] thy wits wants edge / And manners to intrude where I am graced
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