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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a manner that may be cruel but avoids suffering; In a compassionate manner.

Usage examples (36)
  • We more mercifully had our bouncing betties go off at the head
  • He dealt with the thief mercifully
  • I'm attending a history conference this weekend, which makes this weekly Robin mercifully short.
  • Let me back up and say they also get a book that is what my wife calls mercifully short. for more
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