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
How long their subjugation may be necessary is known & ordered by a wise Merciful Providence.
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First Known Use of merciful
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
Definition of merciful for Students
: having or showing mercy or compassion a merciful ruler
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