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Definition of Mercy


  1. Forbearance to inflict harm under circumstances of provocation, when one has the power to inflict it; compassionate treatment of an offender or adversary; clemency.
  2. Compassionate treatment of the unfortunate and helpless; sometimes, favor, beneficence.
  3. Disposition to exercise compassion or favor; pity; compassion; willingness to spare or to help.
  4. A blessing regarded as a manifestation of compassion or favor.

Mercy Quotations

God's mercy is fresh and new every morning.
Joyce Meyer

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Winston Churchill

Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we're still at the mercy of nature.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.
Og Mandino

I had many friends to help me to fall; but as to rising again, I was so much left to myself, that I wonder now I was not always on the ground. I praise God for His mercy; for it was He only Who stretched out His hand to me. May He be blessed for ever! Amen.
Saint Teresa of Avila
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Mercy Translations

mercy in German is Barmherzigkeit, Mitleid
mercy in Italian is impietosire
mercy in Latin is clementia, misericordia
mercy in Spanish is conmiseracion, misericordia
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