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  1. mercy

    • IPA[ˈməːsi]

    英式

    • n.
      compassion or forgiveness shown towards someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm;an event to be grateful for, because it prevents something unpleasant or provides relief from suffering
    • excl
      used in expressions of surprise or fear
    • noun: mercy, plural noun: mercies

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    excl

    • 1. archaic used in expressions of surprise or fear Mercy me!’ uttered Mrs Diggory
    • n.
      the killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease: should the law allow mercy killing to be available? it seems probably that some doctors carry out mercy killings

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    • n.
      the killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease, typically by the ... should the law allow mercy killing to be available? it seems probably that some doctors carry out mercy killings

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      an urgent journey undertaken out of a desire to relieve suffering: the mercy dash by ambulance from Carlow to Kilkenny tragically proved in vain

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    • n.
      a member of an order of women founded for educational or charitable purposes, especially that ...

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    • n.
      the right and power of a sovereign, president, or other supreme authority to commute a death ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • ph.
      a journey or mission carried out to help someone in difficulty or danger

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    • ph.
      show compassion or forgiveness to

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    • n.
      the right and power of a sovereign, state president, or other supreme authority to commute a ...

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    • IPA[ˈmərsē]

    美式

    • n.
      compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm: the boy was screaming and begging for mercy the mercies of God
    • excl
      used in expressions of surprise or fear: Mercy me!” uttered Mrs. Garfield

    Oxford American Dictionary