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mercy

(mĕr′sē) [L. merces, reward]
In medicine, the compassionate provision of relief or mitigation of physical pain, mental suffering, or psychological distress.
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Taylor said: "We need to be grateful for small mercies.
Still, I suppose we should be grateful for small mercies.
Notts County had to be grateful for small mercies after another below-par home performance.