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[mer-see] /mɛrˈsi/
interjection, French.
thank you. Unabridged
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  • "merci, merci," says the old chap who dives for another candle, and lit a second for the good of Thomson's soul.

  • You must indeed have been sorely pressed, having merci's whole force to contend with.

    Won by the Sword G.A. Henty
  • In the restaurant it is proper to say "merci, Monsieur," to the head waiter who shows you to your place.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson
  • merci, as he fell back, had caused a rumour to be spread that he was making for the Danube.

    Won by the Sword G.A. Henty
  • His face was deadly pale, as he turned from these insolent intruders to his deliverer, whom he saluted, with a "merci bien!"

    A Chance Acquaintance W. D. Howells
  • merci had, as usual, chosen his position with great judgment.

    Won by the Sword G.A. Henty
  • So I took my bowl of soup very meekly, and said: merci, mille fois, and went to work.

  • It is nothing but morals and gin; but, Dieu merci, they have not been at the theatre.

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