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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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Kids saw this video and began to tease Matthew mercilessly -- they teased him, they harassed him.
have mercilessly made fun of just about every person in the current affairs world - and some would say that many of them deserved it.
I mention facts and will continue to mention facts (about Israel) because Turkey has a long history, and the other side (Israel), should be very careful when talking to Turkey, as it will not simply watch the death of innocent civilians mercilessly being killed by phosphorous bombs, the destruction of infrastructure and turning Gaza to an open prison," he said.
Cope, ranked 18 in the world, reached this stage of the courtesy of a great win over Ding Junhui, but the Stoke potter had no answer to the peerless play of O'Sullivan, who mercilessly punished his opponent's shortcomings.
The first to be hit could well be the pint of beer, which has been mercilessly savaged over the years.
In the meantime, everybody is lamenting over money, those on social welfare and businessmen alike, while the recession continues to erode companies that have been recently mercilessly finished up by inspectors.
This 1999 recording sees the Thin White Duke indulge his inner stand-up, mercilessly lampooning himself and others as he presents a sideways look at his backcatalogue.
THE FAMILY of a Lancashire war veteran who was beaten mercilessly in his own home have appealed for witnesses.
Like anything that's overly long and mercilessly picked apart, the presidential nominating process can get tired, tangled and petty.
The lawmaker recommended that the Government is reduced, strict oversight is maintained over implementation of the programs, and "all beasts and extortioners are shot mercilessly.
Bellairs beat the man mercilessly before returning to his rectory.
We can expect United to attack mercilessly from the start.