at the mercy of
Also, at someone's mercy. Subject to the power of, helpless against, as in The captured rebels were at the mercy of the army commander. [Late 1500s]
Without any protection against, as in On top of Mount Washington we were at the mercy of the elements. [Late 1600s]
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But give the Kingdom credit for its sense of mercy: The lashes will be administered only 50 at a time.
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Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But it never has been the site of equal mercy, and it never will be.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Brethren are a help in the time of trouble, but mercy shall deliver more than they.
Have mercy on thy people, upon whom thy name is invoked: and upon Israel, whom thou hast raised up to be thy firstborn.
Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
If she have a tongue that can cure, and likewise mitigate and shew mercy: her husband is not like other men.