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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grace \Grace\ (gr[=a]s), noun [F. gr[^a]ce, L. gratia, from gratus beloved, dear, agreeable; perh. akin to Gr. ? to rejoice, cha'ris favor, grace, Skr. hary to desire, and E. yearn. Cf. {Grateful}, {Gratis}.]

1. The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.

To bow and sue for grace With suppliant knee. --Milton.

2. (Theol.) The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor.

And if by grace, then is it no more of works. --Rom. xi. 6.

My grace is sufficicnt for thee. --2 Cor. xii. 9.

Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. --Rom. v. 20.

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand. --Rom. v.2

3. (Law) (a) The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon. (b) The same prerogative when exercised in the form of equitable relief through chancery.

4. Fortune; luck; -- used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

5. Inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit.

He is complete in feature and in mind. With all good grace to grace a gentleman. --Shak.

I have formerly given the general character of Mr. Addison's style and manner as natural and unaffected, easy and polite, and full of those graces which a flowery imagination diffuses over writing. --Blair.

6. Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form.

Grace in women gains the affections sooner, and secures them longer, than any thing else. --Hazlitt.

I shall answer and thank you again For the gift and the grace of the gift. --Longfellow.

7. pl. (Myth.) Graceful and beautiful females, sister goddesses, represented by ancient writers as the attendants sometimes of Apollo but oftener of Venus. They were commonly mentioned as three in number; namely, Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, and were regarded as the inspirers of the qualities which give attractiveness to wisdom, love, and social intercourse.

The Graces love to weave the rose. --Moore.

The Loves delighted, and the Graces played. --Prior.

8. The title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England.

How fares your Grace ! --Shak.

9. (Commonly pl.) Thanks. [Obs.]

Yielding graces and thankings to their lord Melibeus. --Chaucer.

10. A petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal.

11. pl. (Mus.) Ornamental notes or short passages, either introduced by the performer, or indicated by the composer, in which case the notation signs are called grace notes, appeggiaturas, turns, etc.

12. (Eng. Universities) An act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree. --Walton.

13. pl. A play designed to promote or display grace of motion. It consists in throwing a small hoop from one player to another, by means of two sticks in the hands of each. Called also {grace hoop} or {hoops}.

{Act of grace}. See under {Act}.

{Day of grace} (Theol.), the time of probation, when the offer of divine forgiveness is made and may be accepted.

That day of grace fleets fast away. --I. Watts.

{Days of grace} (Com.), the days immediately following the day when a bill or note becomes due, which days are allowed to the debtor or payer to make payment in. In Great Britain and the United States, the days of grace are three, but in some countries more, the usages of merchants being different.

{Good graces}, favor; friendship.

{Grace cup}. (a) A cup or vessel in which a health is drunk after grace. (b) A health drunk after grace has been said.

The grace cup follows to his sovereign's health. --Hing.

{Grace drink}, a drink taken on rising from the table; a grace cup.

To [Queen Margaret, of Scotland] . . . we owe the custom of the grace drink, she having established it as a rule at her table, that whosoever staid till grace was said was rewarded with a bumper. --Encyc. Brit.

{Grace hoop}, a hoop used in playing graces. See {Grace}, noun, 13.

{Grace note} (Mus.), an appoggiatura. See {Appoggiatura}, and def. 11 above.

{Grace stroke}, a finishing stoke or touch; a coup de grace.

{Means of grace}, means of securing knowledge of God, or favor with God, as the preaching of the gospel, etc.

{To do grace}, to reflect credit upon.

Content to do the profession some grace. --Shak.

{To say grace}, to render thanks before or after a meal.

{With a good grace}, in a fit and proper manner grace fully; graciously.

{With a bad grace}, in a forced, reluctant, or perfunctory manner; ungraciously.

What might have been done with a good grace would at least be done with a bad grace. --Macaulay.

Syn: Elegance; comeliness; charm; favor; kindness; mercy.

Usage: {Grace}, {Mercy}. These words, though often interchanged, have each a distinctive and peculiar meaning. Grace, in the strict sense of the term, is spontaneous favor to the guilty or undeserving; mercy is kindness or compassion to the suffering or condemned. It was the grace of God that opened a way for the exercise of mercy toward men. See {Elegance}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grace \Grace\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Graced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gracing}.]

1. To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.

Great Jove and Phoebus graced his noble line. --Pope.

We are graced with wreaths of victory. --Shak.

2. To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor.

He might, at his pleasure, grace or disgrace whom he would in court. --Knolles.

3. To supply with heavenly grace. --Bp. Hall.

4. (Mus.) To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence; "the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin"; "it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church"; "the Virgin lived in a state of grace" [syn: {grace}, {saving grace}, {state of grace}]

2: elegance and beauty of movement or expression; "a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace" [syn: {grace}, {gracility}]

3: a sense of propriety and consideration for others; "a place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace" [syn: {seemliness}, {grace}] [ant: {unseemliness}]

4: a disposition to kindness and compassion; "the victor's grace in treating the vanquished" [syn: {grace}, {good will}, {goodwill}]

5: (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors

6: a short prayer of thanks before a meal; "their youngest son said grace" [syn: {grace}, {blessing}, {thanksgiving}]

7: (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God; "God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners"; "there but for the grace of God go I" [syn: {grace}, {grace of God}, {free grace}]


1: make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day" [syn: {decorate}, {adorn}, {grace}, {ornament}, {embellish}, {beautify}]

2: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere" [syn: {deck}, {adorn}, {decorate}, {grace}, {embellish}, {beautify}]

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This is what I was doing on the day Bernie Sanders gave his "Restore American Democracy" speech above.

My dream this morning. (Tuesday, August 4, 2015: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

I had an interesting dream today around noon. I was sleeping in bed since 5 p.m. on Monday, the previous day. I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, but unfortunately, I failed to fall asleep. I remained alert in bed trying to fall asleep until 5 p.m. that day, when I finally fell alseep and slept until around 12:15 p.m. today, which is why I guess the dream happened around noon.

This morning I had totally awesome higher power superpower dreams.

It started off at Mizar Place where I was in a really weird altered state and my brother and Dad didn't trust me with anything dangerous. I was standing in the kitchen. They were in the dining room. While in my altered state, I tried to explain to them that I knew what danger was. I used the stove as an example. I explained that the burner was hot and the pilot light had to stay lit or otherwise gas would escape and catch fire.

It was nighttime.

Then there was a super loud arcing noise coming from what sounded like miles away. Just super loud electrical sparking type noise. So Dad and I went to investigate. We drove several blocks and about half a mile through residential neighborhoods until we found a military zone full of security guards, then we found the source of the noise.

There was a huge gigantic antenna about 300 feet tall that had been built behind the backyard of a house in the grass of the elementary school schoolyard. Somehow then we were behind the house in the schoolyard, close enough to see the flashes of light coming from inside the house and that the sparks were being channeled through a ducting system that was connected to an amplifier unit and broadcast in all directions through some kind of ultra, ultra loud and elaborate public address system in the schoolyard, as well as through the radio antenna.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a black Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol and I had a small silver-colored .22 semi-automatic pistol with a wooden grip. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. The MP asked for my gun. I handed it to him without resistance, but felt really stupid after the fact because I gave it to him barrel first - unfortunately pointed in his general direction. He took it without incident, but I felt embarrassed for not pointing the barrel toward the ground in the process.

Then we tried to figure out what the gigantic antenna was for. Dad guessed that it was classified but he said he thought it had something to do with extending the range of antennas at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Then we drove to Vandenberg and when we arrived it was suddenly daytime. It was clear that there was something big going on. There were all kinds of advanced rotorless aircraft flying around really slowly and low to the ground.

Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman with medium length blonde hair. She wasn't wearing a helmet.

Then all of sudden, the beautiful woman was in the van with us. She explained that she was able to sneak up on us without a sound and enter the van without even opening the door. She explained that they had advanced nanotechnology and the ability to move and reassemble atoms very quickly.

Then she took us to a place where there were spaceships from aliens and they said that we were selected as part of a small group of people that would now go with the aliens. She took us inside one of the alien spaceships.

The inside of the spaceship took us to another world that was filled with ancient hieroglyphics and giant aliens.

They explained that they had been looking for a human god to control the spaceship, and I naturally didn't want the job because I had so many flaws and limitations. Then they took me to the alien god who was in charge of the spaceship. He said, "This is for you and your list of limitations."

I was trying to explain to Dad that they had advanced nanotechnology and that they could do anything to us and then return us to perfect health. I tried to explain that there was nothing to fear because we had already been scanned.

Then we were in a giant building that went on forever and it was filled with sleeping mummies that were starting to come back to life in perfect health. I remember saying that I would like to be the walls and floor of that building.

Suddenly all the walls to the whole building turned into solid gold, and all the floors turned into gold colored marble with an interesting continuous grain. It was all beautiful.

Then the aliens started demonstrating that they could kill us and revive us to perfect health, even better than we were before.

Then things started attacking us. There was some kind of dog like creature running towards me. I just stood there waiting to see what would happen, knowing that I would be fine. Then a group of four aliens were coming towards me. Again, I stood my ground and didn't run.

They attacked me and did some damage then quickly called off their attack and walked away slowly and peacefully, and I was repaired to full health. The whole process was painless and I never lost consciousness.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

Then I woke up.

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I had really cool dreams this morning, but unfortunately I don't remember much of them.

I interacted with many beautiful intelligent characters, male and female, and they all said with great enthusiasm and empathy but gently apologetically as if sorry to disappoint that they were me. "We're You!", they said excitedly but with a tinge of sadness at the implications for my sense of loneliness.

In one part of the dream an invisible dream guide was testing my dream hearing. He was talking to me in sentences over and over again and different levels of volume, down to a point where I couldn't quite make out what he was saying, then up to a point where I could hear him again. He would say a sentence, then I'd repeat it back to him, until I couldn't make the sentences out anymore. It's like he was testing my internal dialog volume level to determine the lowest level that I could perceive. Subliminals. Calibrations. Very interesting. I wonder what they're up to.

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I really had cool FANTASY dreams this morning.

In one, I was in a library and there was a section where every book was an interesting and novel and revealing look at thinking and being creative. The illustrations were all beautiful and complex.

I got a handful of the books.

Then I took them to my warehouse loft apartment in the dream.

There was a woman there.

In one part of the dream I was explaining to the woman that I was really smart but that I had a disability. I said originally I thought that I could do whatever I set my mind to, but because of my disability, I would have to focus on FANTASY instead of math and science and programming and SECURITY.


Then I went outside of the loft to the roof of the building. There was a hole going through the roof to a lower floor. When I stood over the hole, it went on forever, there was like a lighted crystalline miniature city in the hole. Everything was really fragile. I reached down with my right hand and touched a miniature lighted skyscraper and it tipped over and came to rest at an angle against another miniature lighted skyscraper.

Then a demon being came out of the hole and took me over. Suddenly, I looked like the demon being, and my real body appeared separately. The demon being said that we were going to be in switched bodies for 30 days.

Then there was one part of the dream where I realized that it had been 2 weeks since I had contacted my family. I wanted to call my Dad. There was a huge video screen and some phone numbers appeared and they said they were calling Dad. But the numbers were in a different format than Dad's number. I explained to them that my Dad's number was in a different format. Then they decided that we would go there instead.

Then there was a young kid with me and we were in a car on 4 lane freeway headed North towards my Dad's house. The kid didn't know how to drive and we were weaving all over the place in heavy traffic. It was very dramatic. Finally, we pulled off at an offramp and ended up standing on a hill above some church grounds. We were about 200 feet away from the door of the church on a hill and there was another hole in the ground in front of the church. The kid fired an Estes rocket toward the hole, it flew through the air but landed on the edge of the hole and caught on fire. It just kept burning. Then the hole was filled with dirty slushy snow and something started raising out of the ground.

It was a green alien lizard/humanoid being with big yellow eyes. He complained that he wanted to be left to rot in his eternal sleep and didn't want to be woken up.

Those are the details that I can remember.

When I woke up, I felt like I had just had a great FANTASY dream.


I was on a sidewalk along the beach and there were vendor stands and there was an outdoor club that was having a party.

A gorgeous woman at a stand walked over to me and kissed me on the lips. She said something like, "I want to have a test."

Then some other people started talking to me.

Then we went to the outdoor club and there was a cover charge. They said we could come in temporarily without paying a cover. She gave me a little sticker. I didn't have a shirt on.

I went to the back of the club and there were some racks of clothes. I was looking for a T-shirt. Then I went to another room and there was a large yellow T-shirt on a rack. I put it on.

On my way back outside, I saw a mirror and could see that I looked really fat, as my stomach was sticking out. Then somebody said the T-shirt was dirty and smelled like body odor. I smelled it and agreed. I took it back and put it on a hangar. I went to the back and found some brand new T-shirts that were on sale. I put one on and it fit. Then I went outside.

I went to the person who was checking tickets and asked her what I was supposed to do with the sticker. She said I should just put the sticker on and not worry about paying a cover charge.

Then there was a little guy at a desk selling breath mints. Remembering having gotten the kiss from the beautiful woman, I decided to buy some breath mints. When I was handing the guy a couple of quarters, I dropped one. When I looked down on the ground in the dirt, there were lots of other quarters and nickels and dimes on the ground. I began collecting them. I dug a little bit more into the dirt and there were more.

Then the phone rang and I woke up. It was the Highline Bookstore letting me know that my books and parking pass are ready.

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When they let me DRIVE, I always just ask them what they want me to do or say or type? The situation repeats over and over again. When I'm not controlled, I'm volunteering to be controlled. I TRUST my HIGHER POWERS. I BELIEVE in the BENEVOLENCE of the scientific community. I have FAITH that when they are DRIVING I am serving the GREATER GOOD of We the People. I am the ultimate PLEASER. I come bearing GIFTS. I have GOOD NEWS. I have CAREFULLY analyzed the situation and to the best of my UNDERSTANDING, this is what YOU WANT and this what YOU NEED. YOU in this case is We the People. My name is Ken and I am addressing the PUBLIC.

Is there any way I can make my situation more USEFUL to others? Is there anything I can do to be more HELPFUL? How can I be more CONSTRUCTIVE? How can I do this in the way that is the most BENEFICIAL for others? I leave it up to YOU to HELP me to be as socially and ecologically RESPONSIBLE as possible. I will be exceptionally OPEN and TRANSPARENT.