Familiarity may breed contempt, and nothing could well be more familiar than the "Miserere" from "Il Trovatore."
Tenebræ had been going on for some time in the Basilica, and the people were singing the Miserere.
Even the organ-grinder had changed from the tango to the Miserere.
For the Miserere in the Sistine Chapel tickets are also issued.
The number of lashes depends on the time which it takes to pray the Miserere.
He has been to Rome, and indulged himself with listening to the Miserere.
There is laughter which is the echo of a Miserere sobbed by the ages.
Every Friday morning at ten o'clock the Miserere is celebrated here.
If it ever be a good thing to take such despondency to heart, the Miserere is the right music, and a cathedral a fit scene.
Come out with me to the Miserere, and talk to your paisanita for me while I listen.
51st Psalm (one of the Penitential Psalms), 13c., from Miserere mei Deus "Have mercy upon me, O God," opening line, from Latin miserere "feel pity, have compassion, commiserate," imperative of misereri "to have mercy," from miser (see miser). From 15c.-17c. used as an informal measure of time, "the time it takes to recite the Miserere." Also in miserere mei "kind of severe colic ('iliac passion') accompanied by excruciating cramps and vomiting of excrement" (1610s), literally "have mercy on me."