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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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Stephen's sister Amanda is convinced he was left to the mercy of druglords who tortured him and then hung him from a tree.
A HEAD teacher last night called for the community he serves not to be left to the mercy of gangs last night.
Committee chairman Peter Luff said: "We believe nuclear decommissioning is too important to be left to the mercy of changing priorities in the Treasury."
Directory Inquiries is too important a social service to be left to the mercy of get-rich-quick spivs.
Nowadays, you're left to the mercy of the check-in clerk.
After the war half of Europe was left to the mercy of 'Good Uncle Joe' when many more millions of innocent people were deported or killed by his henchmen.
Also in danger of expulsion in today's show - when the contestants are left to the mercy of viewers and fellow students - is Nigel Wilson from Scunthorpe, who has been up for the chop once before.
Shaped like landmasses subject to continental drift, they were left to the mercy of another drift, thus representing the extremely slow separation of the continents.