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    grace to grieve

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    What does "grace to grieve" mean in the following sentence?

    "She speaks to me as if I am a child, but if I was really a child, wouldn't she offer me sympathy, or grace to grieve as long as I need to, or even a modicum of support?"

    Source: A Mother's Confession, by Kelly Rimmer

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    Re: grace to grieve

    Have a look at the fifth definition: grace noun (TIME) here:
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...race?a=british
    Does that help you to understand?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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