noun, plural mer·cies for 4, 5.
Origin of mercy
Definition for mercy (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for mercy
But give the Kingdom credit for its sense of mercy: The lashes will be administered only 50 at a time.
If mercy is not preached by a national figure we take seriously, our battles over policy power will grow ever more merciless.
Policy is about wielding power, while mercy is about transcending power by renouncing it.
Canned drinks like Mercy contain up 5,000 percent of the daily value of certain vitamins.
Patterson decided that meant they just left the eaglets at the mercy of whatever danger arose.
In one prison he found a cell so narrow and noisome that the poor wretch who inhabited it begged as a mercy for hanging.History of the English People, Volume VIII (of 8)|John Richard Green
It is by God's mercy that such gleams of hope are sent to strengthen us in our trials.
But she interrupted him impatiently, and said she hated and would have no mercy on you.Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee and his Paladins|John Esten Cooke
Alice then spoke of mercy and peace to all men, and conjured me for my own sake to spare her destroyer.
First came the glorification, which ended with the words, "Have mercy on me."Resurrection|Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for mercy
noun plural -cies
Word Origin for mercy
Idioms and Phrases with mercy
see at the mercy of.