Definition of 'merciful'
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City were not in especially merciful mood. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You note the legal impossibility of merciful death near home. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Perhaps it was thought that quick deaths were more merciful. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)His abrupt departure will perhaps be a merciful release. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The lifting of their suspect status after ten months will be a merciful end to this particular chapter. The Sun (2008)There is no hard line between malicious encouragement on the one hand and merciful release on the other. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was a peaceful and merciful end for Jade. The Sun (2009)They had put on 25 when a second stoppage for bad light brought a merciful release. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We think it right to give our pets a merciful end to their suffering; but we deny such mercy to humans. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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