have mercy

idiom

: to treat with kindness and forgiveness

Examples of have mercy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Lord have mercy on my soul if one person is both of these things. Sherry Kuehl, Kansas City Star, 3 Apr. 2024 Streett pleaded with jurors in her closing statements to have mercy on her client and spare her life. Tracy Neal, arkansasonline.com, 14 Feb. 2024 May God have mercy on the poor South that has so been led. Ernie Suggs, ajc, 15 Sep. 2017 The Lord may have mercy on me and let the child live. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 21 Dec. 2022 May God have mercy on Arkansas and send someone with the necessary skills to be governor of this state. Arkansas Online, 25 Apr. 2021 In other words: Lord, have mercy. Vulture, 27 Jan. 2023 Lard have mercy, a new Southern restaurant is opening in Louisville. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 8 Feb. 2022 For the second time in two months, Da’Ton Harris showed up for court this week in San Bernardino County, hoping that a judge would have mercy and expunge his criminal record. Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2021

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“Have mercy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20mercy. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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