For mercys sake, never encourage the idea in Russia that anything can be done without training.
Oh, for mercys sake, cease discussing my affairs in my presence!
mercys mother had taken the girl in for a night, and fed her.
For mercys sake, do not be so rude to him, so hard, for I have heard how you treat him.
Then how, for mercys sake, did you get down here, will you tell me?
For mercys sake, why not see her all you want to all the rest of the evening?
Oddly enough, however, Ruth found some trace of Sadie at mercys house, where the girls in the automobile next went to call.
She turned to the little boy but Jonathan, made courageous by Desires bravery, had gone to mercys side.
Now that you two can make no more trouble for yourselves, in mercys name give me my dinner.
And you women, go back to your homesand clean up, for mercys sake!
late 12c., "God's forgiveness of his creatures' offenses," from Old French mercit, merci (9c.) "reward, gift; kindness, grace, pity," from Latin mercedem (nominative merces) "reward, wages, pay hire" (in Vulgar Latin "favor, pity"), from merx (genitive mercis) "wares, merchandise" (see market (n.)). In Church Latin (6c.) applied to the heavenly reward of those who show kindness to the helpless.
Meaning "disposition to forgive or show compassion" is attested from early 13c. As an interjection, attested from mid-13c. In French largely superseded by miséricorde except as a word of thanks. Seat of mercy "golden covering of the Ark of the Covenant" (1530) is Tyndale's loan-translation of Luther's gnadenstuhl, an inexact rendering of Hebrew kapporeth, literally "propitiatory."
compassion for the miserable. Its object is misery. By the atoning sacrifice of Christ a way is open for the exercise of mercy towards the sons of men, in harmony with the demands of truth and righteousness (Gen. 19:19; Ex. 20:6; 34:6, 7; Ps. 85:10; 86:15, 16). In Christ mercy and truth meet together. Mercy is also a Christian grace (Matt. 5:7; 18:33-35).