Sentence Examples with the word Saving grace

To be loathed as well as despised, he lacked also the sense of personal dignity that had been the saving grace of George, while he shared the conservative and Protestant prejudices of his predecessors.

The one saving grace was that Elisabeth lay sound asleep, unable to witness his distress.

Her one saving grace was the fact that the next morning he didn't act as though nothing had happened.

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All through his life he navigated the Transcendental sea, piloted by a clear moral sense, warned off the rocks by the saving grace of humour, and kept from capsizing by a good ballast of New England prudence.