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Mercedes

[mer-se-th es for 1; mer-sey-deez for 2, 3; for 3 also mer-see-deez, mur-si-deez]
noun
  1. a city in SW Uruguay, on the Río Negro.
  2. a city in S Texas.
  3. a female given name.
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Contemporary Examples of mercedes

Historical Examples of mercedes

  • Mercedes begged, aghast, quaking in realisation of the enormity of her mistake.

    Nobody

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • The first and last of these were Mercedes Pride and Mr. Lyttleton.

    Nobody

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • "That's the name she gave when she came here, at least," Mercedes commented.

    Nobody

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • Indeed, it was no secret to him that Mercedes loved him with a devotion which matched his own.

    Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer

    Cyrus Townsend Brady

  • As the buccaneer did so, Mercedes sank on her knees by the side of the dead woman.

    Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer

    Cyrus Townsend Brady


Word Origin and History for mercedes

Mercedes

fem. proper name, from Spanish, abbreviation of Maria de las Mercedes "Mary of the Mercies," from plural of merced "mercy, grace," from Latin mercedem (nominative merces); see mercy.

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