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Example Sentences for "mercy"

The captured soldiers fell to their knees, and begged for mercyThe young man cried for mercy, but the gang members laughed in his face.

The captured soldiers fell to their knees, and begged for mercy.

They believe that God is merciful, and that sinners will be pardoned if they repent.

The dog was so badly injured after being hit by a car that the only merciful thing to do was to have it put to sleep.

An American relief agency is organizing a mercy flight to bring food and medical supplies to the war torn region.

The old man's quick death was a mercy, given that it saved him from the long, suffering death that many others with the same illness have experienced.

The judge showed mercy in giving the woman a suspended sentence for theft because she was a single mother.

The snow fell mercilessly on the mountain climbers as they struggled to make their way to the peak.

The dingo, a wild dog of Australia, plays dead when attacked, and can endure being beaten mercilessly for a long period of time before trying to escape.

A Hebrew proverb observes that the court is most merciful when the accused is most rich.

Timon of Athens once claimed that nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy.

Terry Waite once suggested that politics come from man. Mercy, compassion and justice come from God.

Abraham Lincoln once said, I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

Edward Forster once said, I have long considered it one of God's greatest mercies that the future is hidden from us. If it were not, life would surely be unbearable.

In a speech during World War Two, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill exclaimed, We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.


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