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state of grace

A state of religious piety or purity. She's been speaking with her local parish priest every day since becoming bedridden so that she can pass away in a state of grace.
See also: grace, of, state

state of grace

a condition of being free from sin.
See also: grace, of, state
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Often, Bishop reaches a state of grace by shifting from parataxis
Previously an exclusive little black book bespoke fashion destination, The State of Grace clothes, accessories and styling have graced shoots and red carpet occasions for an array of women including Jerry Hall, Sade, Kate Moss, Helen Mirren, Lucy Yeomans, Keira Knightley and Claudia Schiffer.
In the sleek and stylish thriller State of Grace, Penn co-stars alongside Gary Oldman and Ed Harris as a man who finds the loyalties of his past tested to the limit as a brutal series of events spirals out of control.
When we let go of hunched shoulders, locked knees, or hyper-extended backs, we begin to get back to our primal state of grace.
SpongeBob'' has always been about celebrating the beauty of its title character's naive innocence, a state of grace that stays with humans (typically) for only a handful of years after birth.
One day at the San Francisco Examiner he chuckled at the notion that he had reached a certain state of grace as a gray eminence and, typically modest, protested the substitute: bald sage.
Best is State Of Grace, on which Rudess demonstrates the skills that led David Bowie to recruit him.
The movie climaxes with Brochu's willingness to die for his youngest son (Maxime Dumonter), and ends with him in a state of grace, feeding the goose in his little garden.
Never enter and leave a state of grace without knowing it.
Steele interviewed Selkirk and transformed the story, Selkirk "moved from rape and pillage to a state of grace.
Charting the mental unraveling of wife Iris Murdoch from Alzheimer's disease, it radiated with the writer's adoration of his subject, attaining a state of grace and a perfection of prose that can't be faked.
State of Grace is a lovely collection adorned with some of the New Nashville's finest sidemen and women: Alison Brown, Clive Gregson, Stuart Duncan, Tim O'Brien, Colin Linden, and others.
And watching over this unsupervised, subsidized state of grace is one of Washington's most surprisingly powerful lobbies.
What is of consequence, however, is that men, black men, black fathers possess the potentiality, as Walker intimates, to achieve that state of grace we associate with angels.