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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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Mercifully even this plane managed a safe landing despite all necessary preparations for an anticipated disastrous landing.
Calamity Kate's creation had more than a whiff of Geri Halliwell's infamous Union Jack mini-skirted outfit, but mercifully she chose an ankle-skimming maxi dress.
Case in point were headliners Skies Fell who throughout their mercifully short set did nothing to suggest a bright future lies ahead.
Mercifully, they did leave me enough for one last dirty martini and truth be told, the made-in-America stuff took the edge off exactly the way I needed.
The author is an enthusiastic collector of these horrible albums and suffers for his readers as he outlines each album's story from its earliest concept stages to its life in stores, which is usually mercifully short.
Newt Gingrich, the professional blowhard who was once speaker of the House, mercifully put an end to speculation earlier this month about a possible presidential candidacy by finally announcing that he wasn't, after all, going to run for the big job.
MERCIFULLY, RUSSIAN SPORT IS no longer a subsidiary of the cruel Russian army, as it was in the bad old days.
Some rabbis mercifully interpreted Gehenna as a temporary place of punishment for sinners, not an eternal abode for the wicked.
Some executives at the company thought there was little demand for an impractical fetish object like the Wrangler, and that the time had come to mercifully put the model down, just as profit-conscious executives had retired the classic versions of earlier iconic American automobiles like the Ford Mustang and the Thunderbird.
For some, closure mercifully has come; for others, each of what the government calls "live sightings" stirs hope, even the slimmest hope that they are alive.
But wherever this new research leads us, it's mercifully away from the bizarre notions of the noble and ignorant savage.
A couple of weeks before Christmas, my wife and I worked in a mercifully quick visit to the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto to view Body Worlds 2, The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies.