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
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.
The judge ultimately was merciful towards Stork, and granted her time served.
The research comes out as the wild winter of 2017-18 comes to its (hopefully) merciful close with yet another nor'easter blasting the Northeast.
The dreariest men’s basketball season in recent memory for the Charlotte 49ers comes to what can only be described as a merciful end this weekend.
This is, in fact, one step away from a complete rip-off, save for the merciful lack of advanced android tech.
Tronc's troubled ownership of the venerable Los Angeles Times is nearing a merciful end.
Andrés responded graciously, and with that, what turned out to be a very 2018 non-story came to a merciful end.
The New York Giants embarrassingly bad 2017 season is coming to a merciful end.
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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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