How to use Gracious in a sentence

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  • He was gracious and gentle with the old woman.

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  • I am deep in your debt, my most gracious lord and master.

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  • And the Tsarevich was very gracious to all our officers.

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  • That is very gracious of you Samantha, but completely unnecessary.

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  • The old prince was in a good temper and very gracious to Pierre.

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  • The Emperor is gracious, and I shan't forget you if you deserve well.

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  • His aim was to impress upon her familiar facts and aspects the seal of his own gracious nature.

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  • Good gracious, I believe I am.

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  • But they spoke many gracious words to me.

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  • No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends.

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  • I shall await your most gracious permission here in hospital, that I may not have to play the part of a secretary rather than commander in the army.

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  • As he had just spoken of " returning the gracious protecting god to Assur," and spells the name Ni-nu-a, there can be no doubt that Nineveh is meant.

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  • My soul delights in the repose and gracious curves of the Venus; and in Barre's bronzes the secrets of the jungle are revealed to me.

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  • While God fulfils His all-embracing purpose, that fulfilment leaves room for the exercise of individual freedom; the freedom God has bestowed on man He can so restrain and direct as to overrule even its abuse for His own gracious ends.

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  • But the genuine Arab meaning of Rahim is " gracious," and thus, the old Mahommedan Arab papyri render this word by cAiXavOpunros.

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  • Though he called a parliament early in 1484, and made all manner of gracious promises of good governance, he felt that his position was insecure.

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  • Here Demosthenes took sanctuary with "gracious Poseidon," and, when this threatened to fail him, sought death.

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  • They express the gracious courtesy and playful humour which were natural to him, and his varied interests in human life.

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  • A special invitation was sent him by the king to attend the coronation of Anne Boleyn, accompanied with the gracious offer of 20 to buy a new suit for the occasiont More refused to attend, and from that moment was marked out for vengeance.

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  • Gracious me, they did rattle past!

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  • On the following day the king, seated on the topmost step of a lofty tribune surmounted by a baldaquin, erected in the midst of the principal square of Copenhagen, received the public homage of his subjects of all ranks, in the presence of an immense concourse, on which occasion he again promised to rule " as a Christian hereditary king and gracious master," and, " as soon as possible, to prepare and set up " such a constitution as should secure to his subjects a Christian and indulgent sway.

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  • The last tip I have to offer is to be gracious.

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  • To the Prophecy of Restoration we may fitly apply the words, too gracious and too subtly chosen to be translated, of Renan, "ce second Isaie, dont Fame lumineuse semble comme impregnee, six cent ans d'avance, de toutes les rosees, de tous les parfums de l'avenir" (L'Antechrist, p. 464); though, indeed, the common verdict of sympathetic readers sums up the sentence in a single phrase - "the Evangelical Prophet."

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  • It was probably at the time when a desire for revenge on her calumniatress made her think the opportunity good and safe for discharge of such a two-edged dart at the countess and the queen that Mary wrote, but abstained from despatching, the famous and terrible letter in which, with many gracious excuses and professions of regret and attachment, she transmits to Elizabeth a full and vivid report of the hideous gossip retailed by Bess of Hardwick regarding her character and person at a time when the reporter of these abominations was on friendly terms with her husband's royal charge.

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  • Have all made the largest online so incredibly gracious prizes you can.

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  • Kris was gracious and gentle with this woman, who he could very easily treat like he did his Immortals and brothers.

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  • Gracious in victory, he went over to console an understandably devastated Piggy.

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  • Al-Rahman means THE Gracious - the one whose grace totally eclipses the grace of others.

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  • The gracious, original homestead is reminiscent of the traditional country architecture of the region.

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  • I would say that as far as losing I try and be a gracious loser.

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  • Old Worldpite being in a sense the first of the modern female detectives, Yvonne retains a slightly old-world, gracious flavor.

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  • Claire was known as a gracious remitter, because she willingly forgave all wrongs and never held a grudge.

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  • She is the gracious Queen of the Kingdom of Sweets.

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  • Do not backbite One Another In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

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  • It is my hope that I become more gracious even under the greatest stress for everyone's benefit.

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  • Are you very gracious or are you more ' in your face '?

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  • Or, Lord, Thou art so gracious, I am sure Thou wilt accept anything I may bring.

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  • He was extremely gracious, polite, attentive and didn't rush me through my introduction.

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  • God is always gracious enough to give us time to embrace his truth in our lives.

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  • Trotsky was wearing a commander's uniform and he appeared very handsome, genial and gracious sitting at his desk.

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  • Whatever your choice casual elegance, combined with gracious hospitality, will be your first impression.

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  • The family gathered round while she Played gracious hostess, had a smile For everyone, and brought us tea.

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  • In Anglican theology, unity is achieved by our saying yes to God's gracious invitation to his table.

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  • Does A answer B's veiled insult with an angry retort or a gracious change of subject?

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  • Macbeth lacks political skill, and turns the gracious office of king into the rule of a bloody tribal warlord.

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  • He was not an orator, and though he could express himself forcibly on occasion, his speech was incoherent and devoid of any of the arts of rhetoric. Clarendon notes on his first appearance in parliament that "he seemed to have a person in no degree gracious, no ornament of discourse, none of those talents which use to reconcile the affections of the standers by; yet as he grew into place and authority his parts seemed to be renewed."

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  • But I, O gracious Poseidon, quit thy temple while I yet live; Antipater and his Macedonians have done what they could to pollute it."

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  • I grieve that my waning strength prevents rejoicing in the sight of your most gracious presence.

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  • People who choose these sports need to be gracious and composed whether they are winning or losing.

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  • Looks like a few of Hollywood's elite could stand to learn a thing or two from this gracious guy.

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  • The majority of the Holland America fleet is comprised of smaller, intimate vessels that coordinate well with the line's generally older passengers and offer a gracious experience for any cruiser.

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  • What Kyrgyzstan lacks in gracious buildings and fancy cakes it makes up for with nomadic traditions such as laid-back hospitality, a healthy distrust of authority and a fondness for drinking fermented mare's milk.

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  • Generally, the point of retirement speeches is to keep things light, gracious, and reasonably short.

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  • We live in an amazing country filled with very gracious, interesting people and beautiful, breathtaking places.

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  • For Over 100 years, the Westin St. Francis Hotel has been synonymous with gracious living and elegance.

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  • The owner and founder of La Isla Couture, Enrique Sanchez-Rivera, was gracious enough to grant us an exclusive interview.

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  • Ms. Jin was gracious enough to answer the following questions for LTK.

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  • Children will get a kick out of playing this game, and it teaches them important lessons such as taking turns, being a gracious loser, and having patience.

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  • We always said that if one of us needed a break that we would be gracious and understand no matter what the circumstances were.

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  • Just as you must be gracious when opening a gift, you should be careful when returning a gift you don't want.

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  • As most people learned at their childhood birthday parties, you should always be gracious when opening a gift in front of the giver.

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  • Rabbits are kind hearted, sensitive and very gracious towards others.

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  • Even though you may roar on occasion, most people see you as a gracious, generous and loving person.

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  • You won't find a more attentive host or one more gracious.

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  • Once you win her over and gain her trust, yuo'll share a gracious and genteel lifestyle filled with happiness and love.

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  • It won't be for very long, but applaud the king for being gracious.

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  • Fire also consumes earth, but earth holds water at bay and, in a gracious fashion, water shapes earth.

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  • The French tend to be very gracious when someone is demonstrating a desire to learn about their culture.

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  • Recently, she was gracious enough to grant LoveToKnow Music an exclusive interview.

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  • In the early 14th century, the age of Dante, the new spirit of the Renaissance made Italian rulers the patrons of art and literature, and the Jews to some extent shared in this gracious change.

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  • Amongst other princes whose liberal presents enabled him to combat his pecuniary difficulties, was one Rustam, son of Fakhr Addaula, the Dailamite, who sent him a thousand gold pieces in acknowledgment of a copy of the episode of Rustam and Isfendiar which Firdousi had sent him, and promised him a gracious reception if he should ever come to his court.

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  • In other words, the daily offering is the continual symbol of gracious intercourse between Yahweh and his people and the main office of religion.

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  • On the title-page of the latter were added the significant words, " set forth with the Kynge's moost gracious licence."

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  • With much reluctance the royal permission was given and the resignation accepted, on the 10th of May 1532, with many gracious expressions of goodwill on the part of the king.

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  • This yields the single word "Trinq," which the attendant priestess declares to be the most gracious and intelligible she has ever heard from it.

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  • Through faith, which is a firm and certain cognition of the divine benevolence towards us founded on the truth of the gracious promise in Christ, men are by the operation of the Spirit united to Christ and are made partakers of His death and resurrection, so that the old man is crucified with Him and they are raised to a new life, a life of righteousness and holiness.

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  • The law of subordination is based on God's gracious condescension to a sinful humanity in the person of his Son Jesus Christ.

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  • We will be gracious to the needy without partiality, and we must be gracious to the needy without partiality.

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  • Trained as he had been to the study of marbles and the severity of the antique, and openly avowing that he considered the antique superior to nature as being more eclectic in form, he now and always affected precision of outline, dignity of idea and of figure, and he thus tended towards rigidity, and to an austere wholeness rather than gracious sensitiveness of expression.

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  • There is more than a touch of Matthew Arnold in this; though, while Arnold held nothing in religious experience beyond morality to be objectively genuine, Bruce believed in God's " gracious " purpose.

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  • The nature and attributes of God; His gracious purposes towards man; the relation of man to God, with the practical consequences that follow from it; the true nature of religious service; the call to repentance as the condition of God's favour; the ideal of character and action which each man should set before himself; human duty under its various aspects; the responsibilities of office and position; the claims of mercy and philanthropy, justice and integrity; indignation against the oppression of the weak and the unprotected; ideals of a blissful future, when the troubles of the present will be over, and men will bask in the enjoyment of righteousness and felicity, - these, and such as these, are the themes which are ever in the prophets' mouths, and on which they enlarge with unwearying eloquence and power.

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  • Thus, when the king summoned the estates to assemble at Stockholm on the 3rd of September 1778, he could give a brilliant account of his six years' stewardship. Never was a parliament more obsequious or a king more gracious.

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  • Her contemporaries, scorning her low birth rather than her vices, attributed to her a malicious political role of which she was at heart incapable, and have done scant justice to her quick wit, her frank but gracious manners, and her seductive beauty.

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  • It is my intention, moreover, to recount the misfortunes which immediately came on the whole Jewish nation in consequence of their plots against our Saviour, and to record the ways and times in which the divine word has been attacked by the Gentiles, and to describe the character of those who at various periods have contended for it in the face of blood and tortures, as well as the confessions which have been made in our own day, and the gracious and kindly succour which our Saviour has accorded them all."

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  • The Emperor was not dancing, he stood in the doorway, stopping now one pair and now another with gracious words which he alone knew how to utter.

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  • This letter having no other object, I pray God, monsieur le Prince Koutouzov, to keep you in His holy and gracious protection!

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  • While everyone ought to be gracious when they receive a gift that isn't appealing to them, the gift giver should be just as gracious in allowing them to exchange it.

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  • Then, the talk show host held up Omarosa's new book to the camera only to have it snatched from her hands by the less than gracious guest.

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  • This gracious gesture will ensure other students have the same opportunities in future years.

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  • You may be required to cultivate and be even more gracious to double or triple the amount of donors at a low giving level to make up that foundation today.

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  • You and your boyfriend had an agreement, "if one of us needed a break that [the other] would be gracious and understand no matter what the circumstances were."

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  • Americans generally fell like the gracious thing to do might be to ignore a faux pas or politely instruct. . .however, the French feel like the gracious thing to do is to learn how not to make them in the first place.

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  • This allows you to be a gracious hostess to your guests without having to worry about running around getting things done.

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  • The English courtiers were greatly incensed at the gracious reception accorded to these notable rebels by King James; but although Tyrone was confirmed in his title and estates, he had no sooner returned to Ireland than he again engaged in dispute with the government concerning his rights over certain of his feudatories, of whom Donnal O'Cahan was the most important.

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  • She wrote a little piece which Comte rated so pre- v posterously as to talk about George Sand in the same sentence; it is in truth a flimsy performance, though it contains one or two gracious thoughts.

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  • All ecclesiastics admitted, by virtue of their office or by a gracious concession of the pope, to form part of the "family," are called domestic prelates, prelates of the household; this is an honorary title conferred on many priests not resident in Rome.

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  • Then another mysterious form appears on the scene, bearing the honourable title of "Servant of Yahweh," through whom God's gracious purposes for Israel and the world are to be realized.

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  • Like the former, he believes in a supreme personal God, possessing all gracious qualities (saguna), not in the quality-less (nirguna) neuter impersonal Brahman of Sankaracharya; this Lord Himself once took the human form, and became incarnate, for the blessing of mankind, as Rama.

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  • Every believer will receive as his guerdon the inexhaustible cow and the gracious gifts of the Vohu mano.

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  • Subsequently they were represented by the apostolic notaries, who were charged to exercise throughout Christendom the gracious jurisdiction of the leaders of the Church and to preside over the mosit important acts in the private lives of the faithful.

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  • Mehemet Ali merely protested the complete loyalty of his intentions; Ibrahim, declaring that as a soldier he had no choice but to obey his father's orders, advanced to Afium-Karahissar and Kutaiah, whence he wrote to the sultan asking his gracious permission to advance to Brusa.

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  • There was no doubt that, if the opinion of the Englishspeaking races throughout the world could have been tested by a plebiscite, an overwhelming majority would have declared that the fittest person for the rule of the British empire was the gracious and kindly lady who for sixty years, in sorrow and in joy, had so worthily discharged the duties of her high position.

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  • Thus it is the permanent pledge of Yahweh's gracious presence; it guides the people on their journey and leads them to victory.

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  • Towards all her Magyars, especially the Catholics, she was ever most gracious; but the magnates, the Batthyanis, the Nadasdys, the Pallfys, the Andrassys, who had chased her enemies from Bohemia and routed them in Bavaria, enjoyed the lion's share of her benefactions.

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  • Until Athens recovered something of its old spirit, there must ever be a great standing danger, not for Athens only, but for Greece, - the danger that sooner or later, in some shape, from some quarter - no man could foretell the hour, the manner or the source - barbarian violence would break up the gracious and undefiled tradition of separate Hellenic life.

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  • Henry, who saw through the artifice, and was already looking round for a more popular successor to Wolsey, made the gracious answer that he would employ More otherwise.

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  • In consequence probably of the good offices of Bubb Dodington, who was then the confidential adviser of Prince Frederick, two of his royal highness's gentlemen carried a gracious message to the printing office, and ordered seven copies for Leicester House.

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  • Dubrovin, president of the Union of the Russian People and organizer of pogroms, having written a letter of congratulation to the tsar on the occasion of the coup d'etat, received a gracious reply; the hideous reign of terror of the " Black Hundred " in Odessa did not prevent the Grand-duke Constantine from accepting the badge of membership of the Union.

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  • His full face, rather young-looking, with its prominent chin, wore a gracious and majestic expression of imperial welcome.

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