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In this state, with hundreds on death row, mercy is a rare commodity.
The courts are expected to show them mercy in these situations.
She got on her knees and begged for mercy.
Workers are entirely at the mercy of dishonest employers.
We were left to the tender mercies of the local police.
What a mercy it is that the police arrived when they did.
This is the British English definition of mercy. View American English definition of mercy.