Definition of 'mercifully'
Example sentences containing 'mercifully'
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The video pieces in particular were mercifully short. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The main piece about the snow was relevant and predictable and mercifully short. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are mercifully free of conventional military teaching or experience. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We can at least take comfort from the fact that such brutality is mercifully rare. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Both are the results of genetic mutations, and mercifully rare. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Mercifully short, knocked it off. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was also mercifully short. The Sun (2007)This one was mercifully short, easy to understand, light on the cheese. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We were mercifully free of company politics and blame culture,' it read. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is not remotely didactic and it is mercifully free from the self-righteous pomposity that you might expect from a banker who is also an ordained clergyman. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some careers and lives HAVE been ruined in such cases, mercifully rare though they are. The Sun (2012)
Trends of 'mercifully'
Used Occasionally. mercifully is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'mercifully'
British English: mercifully ADVERB
You can use mercifully to show that you are glad that something good has happened, or that something bad has not happened or has stopped.
Mercifully, a friend came to the rescue.
Definition of mercifully from the Collins English Dictionary
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