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tender mercies

The American HeritageĀ® Idioms Dictionary
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  • And into the arms and to the tender mercies of this Delilah I had given myself.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
  • At any rate she must not be left to the tender mercies of that brutal man.

    The Elm Tree Tales F. Irene Burge Smith
  • She is not abandoned by her own men to the tender mercies of shore people.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
  • Their tender mercies are cruel, but there is a reason why it is so.

    Three Years on the Plains Edmund B. Tuttle
  • Then we're left for evermore to the tender mercies of Toddlekins?

  • And did you think I had vanished and left you to the tender mercies of that old fool?

    The Rider of Waroona Firth Scott
  • Meantime, she left him to the tender mercies of the happy spinster.

  • Oh, madame, by the tender mercies of God, I implore you to help me and not forsake me.

    The Day of Wrath Maurus Jkai

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