So his argument here is the equivalent of a person who killed his parents begging for clemency on the grounds of being an orphan.
Thus Athena replaces unreason with reason, and revenge with the spirit of clemency.
Because in 2000, Huckabee granted the cop killer, Maurice Clemmons, clemency.
The Justice Department wants lawyers to help non-violent drug offenders get clemency to leave jail.
No less than the New York Times has called for clemency on his behalf, insisting that he has “done his country a great service.”
Nay, he boasted of his clemency, in "that she had not been strangled, and her body cast into the charnel of malefactors."
Still, in our mercy and clemency, we incline to show you favour.
Can we discern the shadow of clemency or goodness, in a God filled with implacable fury?
Their conduct could hardly lead them to expect much from the Emperor's clemency.
clemency, after destroying a whole hot-houseful of rare plants!
1550s, "mildness or gentleness shown in exercise of authority," from Latin clementia "calmness, gentleness," from clemens "calm, mild," related to clinare "to lean" (see lean (v.)) + participial suffix -menos (also in alumnus). For sense evolution, cf. inclined in secondary meaning "disposed favorably." Earlier in same sense was clemence (late 15c.).
Meaning "mildness of weather or climate" is 1660s (a sense also in Latin); clement (adj.) is older in both senses, late 15c. and 1620s respectively, but now is used only in negation and only of the weather.