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Compassion or forgiveness shown towards someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm
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“The only moral action is kill the terrorist without mercy or regret, and thus protect innocent lives against future acts of terrorism.”
An event to be grateful for, because it prevents something unpleasant or provides relief from suffering
“I guess it's a mercy that I'll be in an eagerly awaited training from 10-noon.”
An act of kind assistance
“… did a mercy for the stranded motorist and was richly rewarded.”
Forgiveness of sins, in a general sense
The quality of being kind, tender, or mild-mannered
The quality or state of being inviolable
The quality of being morally good or virtuous
The well-being of a person or thing as a result of a well-intentioned act
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