Definition of 'at the mercy of'
Example sentences containing 'at the mercy of'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
It seemed a tragedy that the very discipline that made the Defenders famous now placed them at the mercy of their enemies. TREASON KEEP (2001)Then you're not at the mercy of the weather and the finicky ocean," she concluded. WEB OF DREAMS (2001)
I had hoped to find the magician Pug here, for it may be we are at the mercy of powers only he might face. SHARDS OF A BROKEN CROWN (2001)
Definition of at the mercy of from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.