grateful/thankful for small mercies

Definition of grateful/thankful for small mercies

:grateful that one's situation is not worse even though bad things have happened

Word by Word Definitions

grateful play
  1. : appreciative of benefits received

  2. : expressing gratitude

  3. : affording pleasure or contentment : pleasing

thankful play
  1. : conscious of benefit received

  2. : expressive of thanks

  3. : well pleased : glad

small play
  1. : having comparatively little size or slight dimensions

  2. : lowercase

  3. : minor in influence, power, or rank

  1. : in or into small pieces

  2. : without force or loudness

  3. : in a small manner

  1. : a part smaller and especially narrower than the remainder

  2. : small-sized products

  3. : smallclothes

mercy play mercies
  1. : compassion or forbearance (see forbearance 1) shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one's power

  2. : imprisonment rather than death imposed as penalty for first-degree murder

  3. : a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion


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