Examples of merciful in a Sentence
He became less merciful to his enemies.
He died a quick and merciful death.
Recent Examples of merciful from the Web
The convenient co-location, staggered schedule and merciful running times allow seeing multiple shows in a single day.
Corey Brettschneider, a constitutional law professor at Brown University and Fordham Law School, said pardon power is meant to be a merciful gesture to those who have suffered at the hands of the law.
Sensing an opportunity to end the fight, Nunes unleashed a barrage of ground-and-pound strikes that busted open Pennington’s nose, sending blood pouring to the canvas and finally earning a merciful stoppage at the 2:36 mark of the final round.
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Superman, Batman and -- merciful Minerva — Wonder Woman are coming to the International Drive attraction.
Hilton seemed genuinely upbeat on Tuesday, his first time speaking with the media since cleaning out his locker back on Jan. 1 following the Colts’ merciful end to a 4-12 campaign.
Deneen and his fellow localists are cast as virtuous souls who would necessarily make discerning, merciful and respectful yeoman farmers once the revolution comes.
That game likely sealed the Rookie of the Year race, a merciful conclusion to a months-long festival of takes and stats and personal attacks that has been almost worse than last year's MVP debate.
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MERCIFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of merciful for English Language Learners
: treating people with kindness and forgiveness : not cruel or harsh : having or showing mercy
: giving relief from suffering
MERCIFUL Defined for Kids
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