In 1873 he was offered a baronetcy by Gladstone, and again by Disraeli in 1874; in each case the honour was gracefully declined.
Its furry tail stood up firm and round as a plume, its bandy legs served it so well that it would often gracefully lift a hind leg and run very easily and quickly on three legs, as if disdaining to use all four.
Can't you just picture them swimming around on that pond, ducking their heads gracefully to feed.
They talked for over an hour, Mums gracefully avoiding the obvious.
She watched his tall figure move gracefully down the hall, forcing unwelcome warmth to crawl up her neck.
The wedding cake rose gracefully in three tiers, graced with crystal staircases and small cakes on either side.
He was cast in the coarsest mould; a stout but sluggish body, yet gracefully carried, with a thick sunburnt neck, dark bushy hair, and dull sleepy blue eyes, which were occasionally lit up with expression.
One hand on her waist, the other holding hers lightly, he gracefully swept her around.
He gracefully swung her around.
The following year was marked by the death of Silius Italicus and Martial, who are gracefully commemorated in two of his Letters (iii.