No mercy or leniency should be granted you or those who were your accomplices in your nefarious enterprise.
While Mahoney prayed, Rev. Rob Schenck turned his palms to the sky and muttered, “Yes” and “Have mercy” over and over.
Right then I knew for certain: there was indeed no mercy in Hell Week.
But give the Kingdom credit for its sense of mercy: The lashes will be administered only 50 at a time.
But she is still at the mercy of the judge who sent her to be stoned in the first place.
"He has me at his mercy now," thought Heyst, without particular excitement.
It was awful to Harriett that her father should be ill, lying there at their mercy.
But out of the sky came a voice and it cried 'mercy—mercy to him!'
Oh, miss, ain't it a mercy everybody ain't so like your own!
You say you have come as messengers of mercy to us, and as the messengers of the nations.
late 12c., "God's forgiveness of his creatures' offenses," from Old French mercit, merci (9c.) "reward, gift; kindness, grace, pity," from Latin mercedem (nominative merces) "reward, wages, pay hire" (in Vulgar Latin "favor, pity"), from merx (genitive mercis) "wares, merchandise" (see market (n.)). In Church Latin (6c.) applied to the heavenly reward of those who show kindness to the helpless.
Meaning "disposition to forgive or show compassion" is attested from early 13c. As an interjection, attested from mid-13c. In French largely superseded by miséricorde except as a word of thanks. Seat of mercy "golden covering of the Ark of the Covenant" (1530) is Tyndale's loan-translation of Luther's gnadenstuhl, an inexact rendering of Hebrew kapporeth, literally "propitiatory."
compassion for the miserable. Its object is misery. By the atoning sacrifice of Christ a way is open for the exercise of mercy towards the sons of men, in harmony with the demands of truth and righteousness (Gen. 19:19; Ex. 20:6; 34:6, 7; Ps. 85:10; 86:15, 16). In Christ mercy and truth meet together. Mercy is also a Christian grace (Matt. 5:7; 18:33-35).