mercy

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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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Clearly the apparent victim should be thankful for small mercies.
Ipswich boss George Burley will be thankful for small mercies, but he is convinced that they can beat the drop.
However badly we have been affected, there is always someone worse off, and if nothing else we should be thankful for small mercies.