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: in a merciful manner
: fortunately sense 2
mercifully we didn't have to attend the meeting
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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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12 Dec 2018
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: in a kind or merciful way
: in a good or lucky way
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to make faulty or ineffective
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