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tender mercies

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see leave to someone's tender mercies .

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Robert Duvall won for Tender Mercies in a role similar to Bridges'.

So why not just send KSM to Port-au-Prince, I ask, and submit him to the tender mercies of Haitian justice?

The fifteen unfortunates would have been left to the tender mercies of a precarious and grudging charity.

This permission indicates the tender mercies of the common law, and reminds us of the Helvetian peasant-woman.

Not so those of his foremost fellow prisoners, who were handed over to the tender mercies of Haynau.

Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies, and thy loving-kindnesses: for they have been ever of old.

It was evident the town had to be given up to the tender mercies of this mob of ruffians.


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