01. The young man cried for [mercy], but the gang members laughed in his face.
02. The captured soldiers fell to their knees, and begged for [mercy].
03. They believe that God is [merciful], and that sinners will be pardoned if they repent.
04. The dog was so badly injured after being hit by a car that the only [merciful] thing to do was to have it put to sleep.
05. An American relief agency is organizing a [mercy] flight to bring food and medical supplies to the war torn region.
06. The old man's quick death was a [mercy], given that it saved him from the long, suffering death that many others with the same illness have experienced.
07. The judge showed [mercy] in giving the woman a suspended sentence for theft because she was a single mother.
08. The snow fell [mercilessly] on the mountain climbers as they struggled to make their way to the peak.
09. The dingo, a wild dog of Australia, plays dead when attacked, and can endure being beaten [mercilessly] for a long period of time before trying to escape.
10. A Hebrew proverb observes that the court is most [merciful] when the accused is most rich.
11. Timon of Athens once claimed that nothing emboldens sin so much as [mercy].
12. Terry Waite once suggested that politics come from man. [Mercy], compassion and justice come from God.
13. Abraham Lincoln once said, "I have always found that [mercy] bears richer fruits than strict justice."
14. Edward Forster once said, "I have long considered it one of God's greatest [mercies] that the future is hidden from us. If it were not, life would surely be unbearable."
15. In a speech during World War Two, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill exclaimed, "We shall show [mercy], but we shall not ask for it."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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