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but for the grace of God

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

An ellipsis for there but for the grace of God go I.

PhraseEdit

but for the grace of God

  1. Were it not for God's help, someone could have suffered that outcome.

Usage notesEdit

  • Unlike the full form, this form is sometimes used to refer to someone else's good fortune in avoiding a bad outcome.