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noun [uncountable] mercy pronunciation in American English /ˈmɜrsi/ 
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  1. the act of forgiving someone or not treating them severely, especially someone who you have the authority to punish

    In this state, with hundreds on death row, mercy is a rare commodity.

    show someone mercy (=behave with mercy toward them):

    The courts are expected to show them mercy in these situations.

    beg/plead/pray for mercy:

    She got on her knees and begged for mercy.

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