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Mercy meaning

mercy - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Forbearance to inflict harm under circumstances of provocation, when one has the power to inflict it; compassionate treatment of an offender or adversary; clemency.
  2. 2. Compassionate treatment of the unfortunate and helpless; sometimes, favor, beneficence.
  3. 3. Disposition to exercise compassion or favor; pity; compassion; willingness to spare or to help.
  4. 4. A blessing regarded as a manifestation of compassion or favor.
  5. 5. Mildness toward an offender; compassion; clemency.

mercy - examples of usage

  1. Satisfied that the priest had been placed at his mercy, the admiral, warning him for the future, sent him safely on shore.
  2. He was thinking: " Mercy has been shown. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. " It's a great mercy," said he, " that she has married the man she loves instead of- well ... - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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