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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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They are simply thrown onto the scrapheap like a worn-out cog in a wheel -and left to the mercy of a draconian health service and heartless state.
Do we want matches to be refereed by human beings with a feeling for the game or left to the mercy of robots with remote control buttons?
Ulster women are being left to the mercy of stalkers, an MP has claimed.
Maybe, if he had been left to the mercy of a room full of mothers and grandmothers,he may feel different about his actions.
The children, some as young as 10, are then left to the mercy of the streets because there is nowhere else for them to go.
Mr Baker said plans to close the school and build a boys academy would do nothing for community cohesion, and would make the area vulnerable so the "community would be left to the mercy of the gangs".
FOR many people like myself, who had witnessed the spectacular birth of the Liverpool Festival Gardens and enjoyed all those wondrous creations so painstakingly put together and gifted to this city by people from all over the world, it has been a heart-rending experience in the last 25 years to see the major part of this glorious corner of Liverpool being used and abused by a succession of 'investors' and then left to the mercy of vandals and nature.
FOR many people like myself, who had witnessed the spectacular birth of the Liverpool Festival Gardens and enjoyed all those wondrous creations so painstakingly put together and gifted to this city by people from all over the world, it has been a heartrending experience, in the last 25 years, to see the major part of this glorious corner of Liverpool being used and abused by a succession of "investors" and then left to the mercy of vandals and nature.
He's from Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and at hospital in Medan - one of a generation severed from their families, their homes, their culture, and left to the mercy of fate.