with good grace


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with good grace

Willingly, pleasantly, as in They had tried hard to win but accepted their loss with good grace. [Mid-1700s] Also see with bad grace.
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with good grace

In a willing manner.
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To his great credit, Nicholas took defeat with good grace and generosity, showering praise on winner Sam Bailey.
Big Mac, 73, took the decision with good grace, thanking the judge and solicitors.
Pensioners here pay the pounds 12 fee with good grace, but why should they pay any more?
He seemed to do his duties with good grace and most importantly a big smile on his face.
We know what we want and need from our MP and Mr Wareing should accept the democratic decision of the local party with good grace.
This technicality has now been spotted by the authorities who surely with good grace should provide George with all the help they can to put this matter right.
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He held off the challenge of local favourite Bernhard Langer with good grace on Sunday in an imperious display of front-running.