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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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As he spoke he fearlessly patted the head he had so mercilessly pounded, and though Buck's hair involuntarily bristled at touch of the hand, he endured it without protest.
She was howling, shrieking and wailing, rapidly, hurriedly, incoherently, so that he could not make out what she was talking about; she was beseeching, no doubt, not to be beaten, for she was being mercilessly beaten on the stairs.
The two maid servants beat mercilessly the Japanese lady after she caught them red handed while stealing her ornaments and the both tried to flee from the scene.
IN A horrific incident that came to light, a village headwoman ( sarpanch) mercilessly thrashed three Dalits, including a woman in Dhurkot village and her son recorded the entire episode and made the clip viral.
BACON TROLL Ed was mercilessly mocked on social media for the way he handled this butty in a caff
According to police source, it was presumed that the young girl was mercilessly murdered for honour.
However, Robinson, who believes otherwise, said that the media has hunted Prior mercilessly and made his position and Alastair Cook's job difficult for any player, The BBC reported.
From the moment the video was posted, Matthew was mercilessly bullied, harassed and teased by students who had seen the video," states the claim by Matthew's parents against San Diego Unified School District.
DANGEROUS DOGS Fully understanding Nature is the only way to see Why dogs kill and maim children so mercilessly For nature designed dogs as predators that can only survive By eating all kinds of dogs so that they themselves can stay alive So a dog's deep inherited instinct to kill will always be there And of this crucial fact our society should be totally aware Born in captivity dogs are cared for and trained to obey our commands But when dealing with any of nature's predators situations can so easily get out of our hands Our children deserve all the protection that loving parents can give So by keeping them away from dogs will certainly improve their chances to live by John Wall, Wavertree
However, they soon realise a more sinister enemy is afoot when gruesome remains are found before they themselves are mercilessly picked off one by one.
Whoever was responsible mercilessly ransacked her home to look for something to steal.
He called for devotedly defending the party, social system and people, decisively foiling the ideological and cultural poisoning and psychological warfare of the enemies and mercilessly wiping out the undesirable and hostile elements who have foolish day dreams," the report said.