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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 had mercifully allowed her to attend the funeral of Miserrimus Dexter--in the hope that the ceremony might avail to convince her of his death.
Playmore says, that I shall be acting mercifully and tenderly toward the memory of my wife?
And I solemnly believe, with all my soul, that if Providence should mercifully restore you to us, you will be blessed with a noble wife in the preserver of your life, whom you will dearly love.
Plate: mm); Peacefully at home after a mercifully short fight against illness.
all taken Mercifully, i don't give a stuff about spiders, phobia-wise.
MERCIFULLY nobody died in the West Midlands inferno, thought to have been sparked by a Chinese lantern costing just 20p - but next time we may not be so lucky.
Mercifully even this plane managed a safe landing despite all necessary preparations for an anticipated disastrous landing.
Mercifully no one got hurt but the risk was very high and your irresponsible driving was no doubt caused by the fact you were under the influence of cannabis.
Stripped of his gravelly grunge surrounds, his vocal is dangerously exposed particularly on the mercifully brief Setting Forth and messy Far Behind.
Shropshire managed only 28 minutes of play before the rain came at Shrewsbury but it may have been a mercifully early finish as, slumping to eight for two, they lost skipper Tim Hancock and Jono Whitney.
Mercifully, Thanksgiving focuses our minds on our blessings -- even if for just a minute before the following monthlong holiday shopping spree.
Some rabbis mercifully interpreted Gehenna as a temporary place of punishment for sinners, not an eternal abode for the wicked.